I know it may be hard to believe but my kiddos are back in school!  We attend a year round school so they started on Wednesday.  Here’s Noelle beginning kindergarten with her wonderful teacher who we love (she was older brother’s teacher too!).  Thank God she walked right into the class and liked it right away.  It’s all in Spanish – dual immersion program – so although Noelle doesn’t understand all the words yet, she has the hang of it.  She comes home and tells me she pretty much gets it (lots of hand motions and repetition on the part of the teacher). 

Going somewhere new (a new job, church, group, gym) can feel like that to us – like everyone is speaking a foreign language!  Like kids, if we can just stick it out – I suppose kids don’t have much choice – we will adjust. 

So if you’re feeling a bit discouraged about something that’s not quite clicking in your life right now, think of Noelle in kindergarten.  We’re all learning something new and some days it may feel very much a foreign language.  But in time, we’ll get it and be the better for it! 


Arlene Pellicane

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