Thursday, May 13, 2010

Apologies and Chocolate Cake

First of all, I want to apologize for the angry blog post yesterday. I basically got blind sided and ganged up on from some old friends yesterday. We were trying to plan a weekend away, and unfortunately I had to make a decision - they did not like it - and you would think I had personally insulted their mothers or something. LOL

Needless to say, NOW I remember how dramatic they are. And you KNOW how I am trying to cut the drama out.

Okay.. now that is over. :-)

I want to share with you guys a very positive side of my life.

Last night, I got to say goodbye to our high school seniors in our youth group at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Whether or not you know, I am a youth group leader. I love it! These kids make me laugh, are truly good "eggs" and I am sure will grow up to be amazing, talented kids.

Our youth group, in my opinion, is fairly large. These kids are basically from upper middle class homes, mainly white, some hispanic and one asian. Very smart - public and private school - and each truly has a good heart. I love working as a youth group leader. I probably get as much out of it as the kids do. I will admit, I am bad about skipping mass on Sunday, but I always try to make it to bible study with the kids. Our youth minister, Collen, does a great job of keeping it positive and fun - plus the adults share their experiences and how the "gospel" for next week's mass applies to our lives.

I know I mention God and my church and what not a lot. But I also want you to understand (if you are not religious or believe something different) - I am not a "religious nut" as I like to call it. I enjoy spirituality. I enjoy believing in something higher. I am grateful. I enjoy the ceremony of worship.

I think these kids are very similar. They embrace it, without it consuming their personality. You can believe without pushing your views on other people. I just wanted to clarify that.

Where are our seniors going?

Taylor is going to Berry College in Georgia. He got a scholarship to play baseball and plans to go pre-vet.

Mirela is going to UAB in Birmingham. She will study education.

Jay is going to Samford University in Birmingham. He is going to study music and political science (with a goal of tranferring to Notre Dame and maybe becoming a priest.)

Amanda is going to Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL. She will study Marine Biology.

Connor is going to University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He will study Communication.

Andrew is going to Auburn University in Auburn, Al. He will study electrical engineering.

Joey is going to University of Alabama. He will study music and pre-med.

Congrats to some awesome kids!


Miel Abeille said...

Congrats to the kids!

Nothing to apologize about angry posts, you saw I'm having a funk fest at Bons Vivants today!

Bill, Misty, Will, and Laura Ann said...

maybe you guys can come to terms....
if not, there are some relationships that we have to just remove from our lives or at least have some protective boundaries, but with forgiveness and love.
Have a good day.

Leanne said...

Love the photos of the grads! GREAT for them. And no need to ever apologize - this is your platform - emote - let it out - sometimes you need to vent. We're here - unconditionally. Isn't that cool? Hang in there - and listen to yourself. Follow your own feelings - they are true.


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