Good day to you, Reader. So, yesterday I didn’t get a chance to do any writing, and by the time I sat down to actually write, I was pretty tired. Ah, well! No big deal. Just time to get back up on the proverbial horse and push forward, right?
This past summer, I was asked if I wanted to be the PSR director for the parish. I’ve been teaching PSR for two years by that point, but I’ve never led an entire program, ever, so it’s been quite an amazing experience, and I cherish every second of it.
As this week unfolds, I’m looking over my “to be done” list, and I noticed I had a voice mail waiting for me. Turns out, there’s a family who previously was registered for PSR (pre-COVID times), and the Mom wants to have the children enroll this year! We’ve had a few families this year, but it’s been hard doing everything remotely. We’re doing the best we can, but it’s not been easy. At the end of the day, though, it’s going to be so, so worth it. One of my students, the last time we met before break, said she loves PSR. That made the end of a really rough year completely flip around, and gave us teachers all something to genuinely smile about. During the lesson with the older children, because we were about to go on Christmas break, we were discussing Christmas, as to why our Beloved Lord decided to come to be with us in Human Form, but as a little baby. One of my students came up with an answer that I was not expecting at all from a teen, and I was quite impressed. I loaned her a copy of a book that I was recommended by someone I used to know. The book changed my mind completely about Christmas – I had had a lot of difficulties with Christmas for a long time. I told her that she should at least try the first chapter, and if she likes it, keep reading. If she likes it, let me know, I’ll buy her a copy. If, after the first chapter, she finds she doesn’t like it, then she doesn’t have to keep reading, no questions asked, no pressure to at least try to finish it.