Thanks, you.

May 11, 2017


I walked home this evening and saw that one of my very kind friends made the yard pretty. I know too many nice people to pin down who it was, so fess up, you.

It comes at a particularly nice time because now I can tell you that my director announced that she is resigning in August. I found out the night before the steroids, so that is the stress that accompanied those dang pills. As it turns out, drinking late into the night while cursing loudly is not conducive to the healing process.

I’m not mad at her one bit. That stupid job is HARD. It was hard on her physically and emotionally. It has meant that she has gone through some personal trials that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. We are reworking the job description and with ALL the requirements needed, it reads like a sentencing hearing. I am so grateful to her for all that she has done, and will continue to do through the summer.



The CDC is a place of constant ‘starting over’ situations. We are continually getting new college staff who have to be trained up to snuff so we don’t lose our license, we get observation/practicum students from the college who have to be told all the new things, and this year we had the mother lode of starting over: doubling everything in a brand-new building that is the most beautiful prison I’ve ever seen. I thought we were going to finish out this year with lots of bumps behind us – all smoothed out so this year we could really start fresh, but now there is this really big New Thing.

So, my summer is going to suck. I’m on the call committee so there will be many, many meetings. We’ll have to get things situated so that we have a backup plan come August. I’m trying my best to convince the powers that be that we need HELP, and blah blah blah I am sad.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Thanks, you.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Plan some intentional time off every once in a while. I’ve read that camping can be good for the soul. Maybe in some sort of pop-up tent or car tent or something…

    I’m praying for you.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I am praying that you get the help you need.


  3. Kristi Said on:

    Oh, Lauren. This is going to be a huge change, isn’t it? Remember that others are part of this process as well — so that you don’t shoulder the burden. Keeping you in our prayers.


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    Wow, I got home late and didn’t see everything that the yard elves did. It’s so nice.


  5. Kris Said on:

    What Brad said. And…I’m so sorry. Praying for you and the everyone else involved!


  6. Sherri Said on:

    Go camping…but stay out of the poison ivy! Prayers that God will quickly provide just the right person to lead the CDC for both the kiddos AND the staff!


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