Tuesdays for 13 years I have volunteered at Kaiser Elementary School. This year I have rarely been there with all the drama of my health issues. That is a really bad thing. Young children need consistency in their life. If I say I will be there Tuesday at 9:00, I better be there. This year I have had no consistency. And when there, my energy level has been low and I haven't been myself.
After a lot of thought, talking to Marty and friends, I decided not to go back this the year. I have missed months and that is just not good for the children. I will miss them. But they need someone who shows up and can keep up with their energy level.
I hope to be able to go back in August for the new school year. I really do like working with first graders. Those hugs are awesome.