St. Simeon Skete, Taylorsville Kentucky USA

With St. Simeon, the God receiver, as our patron, the skete seeks to practice the ideals found in our Rule, The Thousand Day Nazareth. In simplicity and poverty, the skete embraces the struggle of inner life through the practice of the Prayer Rope.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Roo Enjoys His First Day of School

Monday was a day of mourning for Nazareth House Apostolate, in respect for those who died in the ferry sinking and for the oldest man in Kabala, Pa Starke. However, another event played out on Monday, September 14th.

Because of the generosity of those who know and understand the importance of a good education: ROO WAS ABLE TO START SCHOOL, ON TIME WITH HIS FEES PAID! Thank you so much for making this possible.
Roo sends his greetings as he begins his day, playfully exploring his new look in his new uniform.
Wow, big pockets, what more could a boy ask for in a pair of shorts? "With these pockets I can hide a frog and bring it home and scare mum and sisters!"
...and then mum gets the backpack and Roo realizes he is going to be away from her today in a big building with people he doesn't know. He doesn't like the idea of being away from his mama.

He becomes a little apprehensive......
but papa has his camera out and makes things fun. Roo decides the day will be alright after all.
Big sister, Lucy, who doesn't start her school year until next week, walks Roo to his destination.Roo meets and greets his friends at the Dyclar Internet Cafe and the day looks very promising. Excitement is in the air. They continue on down the way to reach the school.
Oops, then we arrive at our destination. Roo looks back at his papa thinking "maybe I don't want to do this..." There are kids everywhere, BIG kids. No mum, no papa, no sisters , only people Roo doesn't know... Uneasiness sets in. Big sister lovingly escorts Roo into the building, he settles into the classroom. His day begins.

At the end of the day, Roo's decides it was a very good day and he likes school. He is most thankful, NHA is most thankful, James & Kadijah are most thankful that you all pooled together again to provide Roo with the a gift that will carry him throughout his lifetime. A gift that keeps gifting...

Let's work together to provide it for more and more children. Education is the gift of life, a better life.