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Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 1:06 AM


Wow! What a night.

My student (Mrs. Coopman's daughter) spent the weekend with me. Her mini vacation ended tonight with the concert by Marvin Matthews that I had told you about a few days ago. (We call him Mahvin because that's what his wife calls him).

It was a more intimate concert than most because the purpose was to raise money for the North Texas food bank. Marvin was in magnificent voice, singing Christmas songs, shaking hands with friends in the audience, and singing to them.

But the highlight of our evening was when Marvin sang up the aisle beside us and stopped by my student, took her hand, sang to her, told her how pretty she looked, and invited her out into the aisle to dance with him as he sang to us!!! I, of course, couldn't fight back tears of joy as she floated on air for those moments. She'll have this sweet memory forever!

My student has her third eye surgery this Thursday. If you are someone who prays, please pray for her. They are moving and shortening some muscles on both eyes (as best I could understand it). Anyway, she's really frightened of this surgery.

I'm so glad she had this serendipity tonight before her surgery. It really took her mind off her troubles for awhile.

There's nothing on YouTube from Marvin's new Christmas CD/performance yet, but here's a link of him singing one of Christendom's favorite songs, "I Can Only Imagine":

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7724)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 6:10 AM

I'm glad you and Miranda had such a wonderful and exciting weekend.

Mplaw51  (Level: 185.5 - Posts: 1580)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 6:22 AM

A lovely story, will keep her in my thoughts for her surgery.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 11:06 AM

Thanks for the update, Jan. I'm believing that your student will come through her eye surgery just fine.

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 1:51 PM

I sincerely am not trying to rain on parade. I think it is admirable that you take such an interest in your students. However, is it okay with school policy and protocol, to over step boundaries like having students spend the nite at your home? None of my business just that my daughter is a teacher and I know her school board would frown on such an activity. Sorry, I don't want to hurt any feelings and I am happy for your student.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 5:22 PM

She stayed as the daughter of friend - her mom and I are now friends and I kept her as a favor to her parents.

But the student is 18 years old so that's not a problem.

I've had several students whose parents became friends with me - or were friends from church.

I know you are greatly concerned, Bobo. Your posts always show your great concern for protecting my students from me.

However, their parents who actually know me in real life have a totally different opinion of me from yours.

If you'll remember, I stayed at the Coopman's apartment to make sure Miranda was taken care of while her mom had her first surgery. Because of her eyes, Miranda cannot drive, and I took her to the hospital to visit her mom several times.

But Bobo, thank you again for the concern. I'm sure I accept your concern exactly as you meant it. And saying you don't want to rain on someone's parade doesn't excuse you from doing EXACTLY that on purpose and we all know it.

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 7:39 PM

my thoughts and prayers go out to her.

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 7:48 PM

Indeed Janice once again you have managed to do something of great importance for a student. Congratulations.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 30th Nov '09 8:00 PM

Thank you. But Marvin is the one who did something wonderful. I just got her there!

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