It's September 2013, and I am sitting in the office in the back of the kindergarten classroom. As the kindergarten teacher teaches, one by one his classmates come climb up into the chair beside me and begin to read. Some read better than others and some do not read at all. Then, last but not least the final student is y son. With great big hazel eyes, he looks up into my bright eyes and states, "My teacher says I am at a third grade reading level and I get to read any book I want." That's how disciplined we were in our ability to patiently await our together time. September 2013. After all of the other students, then my own student.
Today, it's May 15, 2018, the last couple weeks of fourth grade. I have not seen any of my son's classmates since mid October 2013. I missed every field trip, summer vacation, birthday and holiday. That's because of terrorism.
Today, I am not asking, I am not filing a motion, I am begging. I am begging you, my reader to help me to get to my son. I have given everything, my heart, my home, my career, my family, my Honda and our kitten up because of terrorism.
I ask this in the Lord's Holy name. Take me to my son.
verb: beg; 3rd person present: begs; past tense: begged; past participle: begged; gerund or present participle: begging
I am part author, speaker, teacher and student and I am all mom. What I enjoy most about teaching and speaking is looking into the audience and seeing a reflection of God. I am Elizabeth and my name means "consecrated to God". I have been writing since elementary school. I am a highly sensitive em-path, which means I often feel the experiences of others so much that I have to be careful about my environments, relationships and friendships because there are times when sensitive people turn to addictions to cope with their sensitivity. I have learned over the years how to train my spirit, mind and body and I believe that the arts are an amazing creative outlet to express empathy. Caring without co dependency. Meditation, fitness and art help me to preserve my child like consciousness that manifests solutions where there are needs.