203 ~ A Tragic Interruption in Life

203 ~ A Tragic Interruption in Life

July 24, 1986

For months I had been worried about what the requirements would be to homeschool in Livonia. And yesterday when I met the lady who had been taken to court regarding homeschooling, I had been shocked and very concerned. Her personality was very outgoing and bold. My goal in homeschooling has always been to quietly do my thing and not attract any undue attention. I hoped her assertive personality and trouble with the public school system would not have a negative effect on my situation.

I had made an appointment with the superintendent of schools to present my case for teaching the boys at home. I had decided to tell him that we were expecting to be missionary candidates and we would be probably teaching our children overseas.

The appointment was today.

I prayed in the Spirit almost my entire 35 minute walk.

And then I found out that Leslie’s husband committed suicide last night. And everything stopped.

Leslie came over to talk.

I cancelled my appointment.

I thanked God for moving us here so we could be available for Leslie, for Leslie’s son being best friends with my sons, for the times we had visited in the past couple of weeks so that we had built a relationship of friendship and trust. I mostly listened. I had no idea if this man had made his peace with God so I could not broach that subject. She appreciated a listening ear.

Death is a tragic interruption in life.