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Rainbow

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A wicked thunderstorm passed through our area today. It had been raining all day but the lightening started right at dismissal from school. The thunder was so loud, it shook the school! The downpour lasted for hours and then, the sun came out and the rainbow photos began being shared. They were stunning. I love rainbows. I missed getting a photo of one myself, but loved seeing them all!

Love is Love

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When I signed into my WordPress account to write tonight, I found it bordered with a rainbow. Appropriate for my blog tonight.

Yesterday, I was watching television on my first day off of summer break, when The Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution provide same-sex couples the right to marry. I was home alone and burst out clapping and cheering!  A victory for so many people who have been fighting for so long!

Minutes later Facebook “exploded” with rainbows and quotes about love.  Last night all over The USA, landmarks were lit in the colors of the rainbow. I am so proud of our country right now.

Later in the day, President Obama declared,”If we are truly created equal than truly the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.”

I know there will be people out there who don’t agree with the ruling and everyone is entitled to their opinion. Tonight though, an old friend from high-school shared this, which is written on the wall of The Jefferson Memorial.

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Change is good.  Change is important.

A Magical Visit

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Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, a leprechaun visits my classroom!  We have never been able to catch him.  He is a sneaky little character! This morning, we were greeted with tiny, green leprechaun footprints all over the classroom.

This is one of those perfect days in Kindergarten.  The innocence and the magic of Kindergarten comes out on a day like this! Not one of the children doubted whether the leprechaun was real or not.  Their faces were filled with wonder as they questioned how he could have gotten into our classroom.  They created little traps hoping to catch him during the day – even leaving one in our bathroom so that if he appears again over night….he might just get caught in our trap!

We had a special snack of green vegetables and fruits and made a shamrock craft with wishes written on them.  My favorite wish of all of them was the one that said, “I wish everyone was nice to each other.”

Here is another….

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translation: “I wish (that) this is going to be the best day of my life”

The smiles on their faces as they left school this afternoon proved that it just may have been!!

A Birthday Message

 

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On Tuesday, I blogged about a beautiful rainbow that appeared in the sky in the early evening. https://aprojectforkindness.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/rainbows-and-dreams/

I posted my photo on Facebook and the editor of our local Patch, http://maplewood.patch.com/articles/photo-of-the-day-rainbow-over-soma  asked if she could use it as their, “Photo of the Day”.  Of course I said yes.  Later that evening, the editor received this email and forwarded it to me.

“This rainbow holds some serious significance for a friend of mine who lost his wife, to cancer this weekend.  His daughter had her 8th birthday Tuesday and he gave her a bike.  When he took her outside to ride it, the rainbow was in the sky and they decided that was her mom’s birthday present. He was telling the story repeatedly at the wake last night and I’m sure that helped him get through the grueling process of greeting so many mourners.  Long story I know but we were wondering if we could get a copy of this photo to frame for the family”.

Of course, I wrote back that I would happily share the photo with him.  In my email to him, I had asked him if he had read my blog, because the kids and I had just talked about the rainbow being a “message” from my mom.  He had not read it, so I shared it with him and he wrote back to me,

“Claire I just read your blog and now I’m convinced more than before that the rainbow was truly sent from Heaven! I’m praying for you and your husband and am confident things will work out best of luck!”

Something so simple, that beautiful rainbow, which inspired me to write, got the attention of someone else who saw it and felt something significant too.  I can only hope that every time that little girl sees that photo, she will be able to think back to her birthday, and remember that gift from her mom.  I don’t even know her, but knowing how sad I am after losing my mom, I can not imagine the grief that she is experiencing as a child.

I wish that family peace and comfort and hope that they know that they have been in my thoughts for the last few days and I am so glad that this stranger reached out to me because it really has helped me to believe that our loved ones are really up there, watching out for us and sending us messages of love.

Rainbows and Dreams

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I was hoping that I’d be able to post, “Day 2 with no headaches”, but no such luck.  I did get two of them today.  Fortunately, neither were too bad, I just wish it had lasted.  It frustrated me though.  Unrelated to the headaches, I had to make a call to my endocrinologist regarding a medication that I needed to refill and an appointment that I needed to reschedule.  After an exasperating call to the receptionist, where we just could not find a convenient time for me to get there with our conflicting schedules, led to them being unable to refill my prescription without a visit, I nearly burst into tears on the phone.  I think the receptionist realized this, as she became much kinder as she agreed to speak to the doctor so that she could make this work for me.  As I hung up, all I wanted to do was to call my mom.  She always had the answer, or solution…I even wanted her to call back for me to take care of it all, like I was still her little girl.  Fortunately, a few hours later, the receptionist called back and we were able to figure out a time that worked as well as a way to get the prescription refilled in the meantime.  Maybe mom heard me wishing for her help!!

I had sent a text message to my dad today asking him if he wanted to join us for dinner.  We were going to take advantage of a special offer at “Famous Dave’s”, a restaurant Dave and the boys really enjoy.  Most nights, Dave or I will make dinner and if there are no sports schedules interfering, we try to invite my dad or brothers along to join us.  The last few weeks have been so busy, we haven’t been able to do it as often.  So it was nice to hear that he’d be able to join us.

We had a nice meal together and as we left we all noticed the beautiful sky.  The sun shining through the clouds was spectacular!  I told the kids that I wondered if that is what Heaven looked like.  The rays of the sun were shining through gaps in the clouds and just made me gasp at the beauty of it.  Even the kids smiled at the thought that maybe it was grandma looking down at us.  Just a few minutes later, as we got closer to home, a beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky.  Dave drove slowly so that I could try to get some photos, but I only had my cell phone, so they just could not do the beauty of it any justice.  The closer we got to home, the brighter the rainbow became and it was a complete arc.  We pulled over at the park down the street from our home and I tried to get another photo.  There were people out on the streets trying to photograph it.  It was just so spectacular.  We pulled into our driveway and suddenly, there were two!  A double rainbow!  It was like a painting right out of nature.  It was completely mesmerizing.

I have been told that rainbows are a symbol of good luck…I can only hope that this is true.  I don’t know if I have written about it before, but Dave has been out of work for quite some time now.  He is a great stay-at-home dad, and has tried finding work in several fields but nothing has really panned out for him.  Recently he has been talking with a mortgage company and is now in the process of taking a few courses that will get him the proper licenses that he will need in order to hopefully get some work!!  Today was only the second day – and that double rainbow has me crossing my fingers that maybe this is his good luck sign just like the yellow butterflies are mine!  https://aprojectforkindness.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/yellow-butterflies/

My mom had a favorite movie, “The Wizard of Oz”, and now I cannot help wondering if she heard me asking her for her help today and is up there watching over us, sending us a sign that everything is going to be okay…

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There’s a land that I’ve heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.

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When double rainbows appear it means that whatever is coming to you has great meaning in your life and that one good thing will lead to another good thing. I really rejoice in your happiness and good fortune. The rainbows are a sign from the cosmic universe that you are about to have something great fall into your lap!
Lillian Too of Feng Shui Malaysia – See more at: http://www.lunamusika.com/blog/?p=3616#sthash.lHdyA3qd.dpuf
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true – See more at: http://www.lunamusika.com/blog/?p=3616#sthash.lHdyA3qd.dpuf