Seems like lots of folks are back from vacations now. The folks in Frankfort are already in in-service, with opening day on Monday. I had a back-to-school dream recently--same place, same folks, but I wasn't teaching. I was just visiting. I was upstairs in the copy room running something off for a friend, and I met my replacement. She lived in Georgetown and was asking about the possibility of a ride--sorry to tell you this, sis, but it isn't going to happen. I wonder how long I'll keep having these dreams? I wonder if they'll be like the "final exam" dream that continues for years and years after a person graduates from college.
Another recurrent dream, possibly brought on by Lydia and her baby-to-be: I dream that I'm pregnant, and that the pregnancy keeps going on and on for ever. Most recently, I dreamed that I had given birth, but that the baby was already a three-year-old Annie, or at least that was what I thought. Then Lydia found the REAL baby in a bassinet in the living room, under some blankets. He/she/it was okay but hungry--no telling how long it had been there without eating! I didn't get a chance to change its diaper before I woke up, so I don't know if it was a boy or a girl. There is some truth to that old joke about why women my age don't have babies--we'd for sure forget where we had put them!
Family updates and prayer requests:
1. Ann has a job! She will be teaching preschool in a Christian school near her apartment. Everyone is delighted for her. I don't know when she starts, but folks, I know she would appreciate your prayers. Daniel's family is much improved healthwise, but he really misses them. Pray that paperwork goes well, and that they will get a chance to be together soon.
2. Everett is going jet-skiing this weekend and rock-climbing next weekend with different groups from his church--college one week, middle school the next. Then immediately after that, he is leaving for Miami to help bring the Trinity University Miami branch's library into the 21st century. He and a team from the University in Deerfield will be there for a week. Pray for safety for both him and his campers and fellow team members. There is a lot of potential for danger in both situations, but also a lot of potential for fun.
3. Lydia's baby has decided she likes to sleep and live crosswise (breech) rather than head down. Right now it is less of a concern than it will be in five weeks or so, when it is time for her to come into the world. If she stays in her current position, Lydia will probably need a c-section. This is really causing her some worries, despite everyone's comments that c-sections are the way to go. I guess I passed that breech business on to my grandbaby--I did the same thing, resulting in my mom having to have a c-section. Shame on my lazy butt. I think she should name the baby Susan, just because of that. We're already showing similarities. Pray for Lydia's and Geron's peace of mind, and for Geron's continued support of her--he's been a Godsend so far.
4. David has a toothache and is going to need a root canal. His appointment isn't until the middle of August, which is no fun. Our dentist here at home has him on penicillin to prevent infection, but he is just toughing out the pain. You can probably figure out what and why to pray for him.
5. Me? Good news--I went in for my fourth or fifth diagnostic mammogram this morning, and I am now on the once-a-year screening schedule, rather than the twice-a-year diagnostic schedule! What a relief! Prayers of thanksgiving are appropriate here.
Well, now that you know more than you ever thought you would need to know about the Meadors family, feel free to pray for us as God puts it on your heart. Good night, and God bless.