I am such a proud mother! I am so excited to tell you all what Brenna has done!
I received her report card at her viewing. She got straight A's on her first quarter report card at South Hills Middle School. I know. I know. That is certainly no surprise. She made the honor roll also which was a goal of hers. She wanted to be on it all year through. She mentioned how she was going to keep a 4.0 GPA so next year she would get a really great career assignment for Reality Town at school. And she would, too! Every time I visit the school, there are so many of Brenna’s cute friends who say HI to me or hug me. Some of them, I don’t know their names. But it humbles me to see how many friends she had made in the short 3 months at this new school.
Jordy also got really good grades. He was pretty excited to receive the $$$ owed him for his 5 A’s and 2 B’s. But, if I recall, it was spent even before I paid up. He is growing up so fast. He is 12 going on 16. He knows every single detail about every single automobile that ever ventured the earth’s highways. He has already been to a late night friend party and he has a few girls chasing him and giving him notes telling him “he’s hot!” I discussed with him he can’t have a girlfriend until he is 25. As handsome as he is, I think that might be difficult for me to enforce.
Today was the Reflections Contest Assembly (which I was in charge of – I am the PTA Reflections Chairperson) and it went rather well. I did my usual procrastination routine and stayed up until 4am putting the final details together. We hired Elvis to come perform. He was a little short and chubby, but he was rather enjoyable and was a great MC for us. And the best part of the whole thing was that Brenna’s poem took first place! (See the Album for copy) Jordy read her poem in front of the whole studentbody and then we showed her DVD that we made for her viewing. It was so appropriate as she absolutely loved the arts-both watching and creating. She was going to submit 3 Reflections entries this year.
Christmas is getting nearer and the days are getting slower and the more time we have to think about the empty recliner in our family room. The late nights are hardest. I just cry and cry because I miss her sweet smile and the sparkle in her eyes and the jokes she loves to tell. But I know it would be selfish to want her back because it would put her back into such a limiting physical body. I know she is soooo happy and is loving eating and running and dancing and singing. I can’t wait to see her again!
I was shopping today and found a wonderful frame with a poem that brought the tears streaming down my cheeks. I would love to share it with you:
The Broken Chain
We little knew that morning that
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
You did not go alone;
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You left us peaceful memories,
Your love is still our guide;
And though we cannot see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same,
But as God call us one by one,
The chain will link again.
We have a dear friend who has friends in high places and he notified us that our family was added to the prayer roll of the First Presidency this month! Oh, how our hearts were filled with gratitude and humility. We really need the blessing of comfort as time goes on.
Thanks to all of you who have helped us in any little way or big way. It seems our counter is never bare of cookies!
Love to all!
The Augat Family