Friday, February 17, 2023

It's Time to Dare to Share!

It is Friday night, and you know what that means.. 
It is time to Dare to Share! 

I had planned to share other things on the blog this week, but this week has been a difficult one for me.  I wrote my post When the Unthinkable Happens on Wednesday night. If you have seen the news this week, you saw what happened at Michigan State on Monday night.  My son is a student at  Michigan State.   While my son was safe at his apartment and not on campus that night, he lives pretty close to Berkey Hall. My mom called me in a panic to tell me when she saw the breaking news, to see if he was okay.  We turned on the news from Michigan online, and watched it for hours. It was so surreal to see what was going on that night.  I know so many kids who go to Michigan State, and one of my friend's has a daughter who teaches in Berkey Hall.  She normally teaches evening classes, but was not teaching that night. Thankfully, everyone I know is okay, it is  just so hard processing what happened. My emotions have been all over the place this week.  The college is offering counseling to students and staff. They have also offered resources to parents who need it.  The kids that are ready will be going back to class on Monday. My son says he is okay.  It is kind of hard being four hours from my son this week, but I did see him last weekend and have talked to him every day this week which has helped. 

I do have something fun to look forward to this weekend.  We are having another Dollar Tree craft class tomorrow. I am not teaching this time, but look forward to learning more about cookie decorating.  I will hopefully be sharing more about it on the blog. 

I would like to see what you have to share, so let's get this party started.  Link up and HAVE FUN! 


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  1. Oh my goodness, I can't even imagine how hard it is to be far from your kids when something like that happens. I'm so happy to hear your son is ok. Sending hugs and love to people affected seems so empty a thing to say but we all feel so helpless to do anything more.

  2. Thank You! The kids went back to class today. Over the last few days there has been a lot of people showing up on campus showing the kids love and support as they come back to school. The district I used to teach at is bringing their team of therapy dogs today for students to love on. MSU has set up many things to support the students and parents which has been very helpful. While it is still hard to believe it happened, the response afterwards has been positive.

  3. It must have been scary hearing about something like that happening at your son's school! I hope you had fun at the Dollar Tree class anyway. Have a great week and thanks for hosting!

  4. Wow, I am glad that your son is ok. What a sad deal there.

  5. I'm glad your son is okay! That would be so scary.

  6. Thanks for hosting a great party!! Have a great rest of the week!


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