highs & lows observed
- It is homecoming week at Aurora Christian School, where Diana is a freshman, but their world has been upended by a tragic home going. Two students were in a head-on accident returning from a golf tournament last evening, and Nate Kok, a junior, did not survive the crash. The ACS community is mourning the loss, with all high school students together this morning for prayer and grieving. Diana did not know Nate, but a recognition of the thin line between life and death has hit her hard. There has been a theme/activity planned for each day this week, and today’s was Disney. That was, of course, called off, as the hard bite of reality superseded Disney fantasy.
- We haven’t had rain here in Chicago for weeks; it seems like months. Even the most fastidious lawn care neighbors have given up keeping their yards green. Mine looks like a hayfield. So, when I headed out the door this morning for the annual grade school walk/bike to school event with my 2nd grader and 4th grader, it is–of course–raining. We persevered and it was fun. It was a light rain and easily navigated with two umbrellas. But I didn’t see the usual Chick-fil-a cow greeting kids outside the school. That’s OK. I don’t like soggy cattle.