Granted,not as sad as the previous week but still kinda sad. Wednesday was the last day at the GAL office for our volunteer recruiter, Leo. He had been with us for almost a year. His wife got a new job in North Carolina so they moved there. I really enjoyed working with him as he has a great personality. Not sure if we will get another recruiter or not. It depends on if the state has it in our budget. He set the bar high for recruiters so it will be hard to replace him, in my opinion anyway. But on a lighter note, on Thursday night I finished up my CLEA (citizens law enforcement academy) at my local sheriff’s office. I spent every Thursday night for the past 9 weeks learning about the different departments in the sheriff’s office. They did a small graduation ceremony for us where we got our picture taken with the sheriff and we got a certificate of completion. It was a pretty interesting experience and I recommend everyone to participate in one if they offer it in their town. And that was my week in a nutshell. I was gonna talk about the US killing Bin Laden but figure I can save that for a week when I have nothing going on. lol Trust me, I have an opinion on whether he is dead or not and whether we should see the pictures of his dead body. Maybe I will talk about that next week. Until then, have a great week!
This was a very sad week for me. A good friend of mine from my childhood got in touch with me this past Sunday night. Actually, it was her daughter who found me on Twitter, which I thought was kind of neat. Anyway, I talked to her for over an hour. Found out her mom and Aunt was killed in the tornado that hit Alabama. They both lived together in Pleasant Grove, Alabama. I found out later that the town was decimated by this tornado.My friend ,Cheryl,came down to Pensacola Sunday so she could make funeral arrangements for her mom. She wanted to be buried next to her mom, brother and son. The viewing was this past Monday night, funeral Tuesday morning. Her poor sister wouldn’t be buried till yesterday as the cemetary in their town was covered in debris. Her mom looked peaceful but you could see the horrible bruises on her from the tornado. The funeral home did the best they could to cover them up. Anyway, her mom was like a second mom to me so it was hard saying good bye. She was the type of woman that you would expect to live forever. Now that she is gone, the world seems to be a much darker place without her in it. I can imagine its twice that bad for Cheryl and her kids. Cheryl was supposed to go pick her mom up and bring her back to her place this weekend to visit. My thoughts and prayers are with her this weekend…her first weekend without her mother. I guess I wrote this blog to remind everyone to make sure they tell their loved ones how much they love them. Life is too short to ignore the little things like that. Last week, those storms proved that to us. I am sorry I rambled on but wanted to get my feelings down before I went to bed. Gonna try to do this every Friday night. Keep your fingers crossed that I do! lol