Tuesday, April 10, 2018

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Volunteer Reflects on La Posada Experiences
La Posada has been blessed with the time, talent and treasure of committed and passionate volunteers throughout the years.   We are particularly blessed to benefit from seasonal volunteers who spend extended periods of time volunteering with us. One such volunteer is Randie Clawson from Michigan; becomes a Winter Texan from January through March.

In her own words . . .

“I just completed my second year, volunteering three months each year at
La Posada..."

“Entering La Posada, to me, is entering a region of awe.  The foresight, labor
and prayers that established La Posada are evident in the outcomes being
experienced now. . .”

“Most of my volunteer hours are spent in the classroom…”

“Each day is special and different.  At times, my students were adults and other times children…”

“The fun of learning and playing together was a large part of my joy at La Posada…”

“I stand amazed in the presence of these children.  Seeing their daily achievements and being a part of their joy in learning and playing together is the content of my sweet memories of La Posada, 2018.”

“I am back in Michigan now.  I am spreading the word about La Posada.  I am recommending to all to look into the possibility of their becoming a “Winter Texan” and volunteering at La Posada with me.”

Randie’s full story will appear in our upcoming New Beginnings, our annual printed newsletter--stay tuned. Not sure if you are on the mailing list? Send us an email at 
cprice@lppshelter.org and we’ll make sure you get a copy!

Poor Robin, Still more Snow

A positive "spin" on drifts and seasons.

In Michigan, for as long as I can remember, seeing the first robin of spring was cause to celebrate.  There are various rituals that some engage in, but most people are just glad to see the robin, know spring is near.

For as long as I can remember this is the poem we said when we saw that first robin.

The North wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing

I saw my first robin on April 9 and thought my complaining about winter weather had come to an end.  How wrong I was, starting April 13 in the afternoon and continuing until the morning of April 17, I was snowed in.   Because I am now a "Winter Texan," Winter Texans do not drive on white roads.  Or so I have decided.

April 13 snow coming, but the roads were not white.  Following are daily updates.

April 14th Reality

April 15 Reality

April 16 Reality

April 17th, Roads not white, but the reality of black ice makes them very dangerous. 

It might sound like I am complaining, but I am not.  I am actually thanking God for these snow days.  They were opportunities to do some of the "have to do" on my seven page list.  I am actually hoping to finish my unpacking within the next two weeks.

Also, I am happy to be cooking in my own kitchen.  Breakfast while snowed in, oatmeal on a bed of prunes.

This Is The Season to Pray for Each Other.