He’s Gone!

My little sisters and brother’s father is gone. He was only 53 years old. He had a stroke on Monday which resulted in an aneurysm. He was declared brain dead @ 6:02 p.m. today. It was really hard seeing my sisters, especially my youngest sister, Dana, taking it so hard. I had to leave her at the hospital because she was laying down on her dad & would not get up. The nurses are going to let her spend a night. It was a really hard day.

Pray for my family!

Elizabeti’s School by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Elizabeti’s School (2007), written by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen & illustrated by Chrisy Hale, is the sequel to Elizabeti’s Doll (1998) & Mama Elizabeti (2000). It is the third installation in the Elizabeti series. This time Elizabeti is on her own. She’s a big girl now and it’s time to go to school. But she is worried that Mama won’t be able to get along without her.

This takes me back to my first day of school. I remember being so scared.

Why did I have to go to school?” I wondered. I was fine at home. I didn’t have to take care of my little brothers but I was wondering how I was going to get along without my mom. I was so sheltered. I’d never really been away from my mother for an extended period of time.

So many questions rushed through my scared little mind. How was I going to make it through the day? What was I going to eat? Did I have to stay there? Would my mother forget to pick me up? Would the others children let me play with them?

All of my questions weren’t answered that day, but they were answered. Anyone should be able to relate to this book. Whether it’s remembering your first day of school or this book is a gift for your child or niece’s first day of school, this book is really a good read. I was actually shocked that it made me remember my first day of school back in… (dare I say it) 1975.

As if  you couldn’t tell, I highly recommend this book. I’m going to put it on my list of books to read the first week of school. Pick it up  @ your local library or bookstore.