Tuesday, March 05, 2013

a favor....of the energy kind

in japanese we say onegai , or favor....as in 
"i have a small onegai...."

this time tomorrow
and the next

please take a few seconds to send some positive energy this way.
issei...and our friends kayla and saori are all taking the
public high school exams (on the 6th and 7th).
though at different schools...
they, along with a gazillion (or maybe it just seems like that many) other 9th graders here in nagasaki city,
will be sitting through 5 exams (and possibly an interview)
that are can be quite stressful for them....
and their moms.

in hawaiian....
makia mana

makia-> concentration
mana-> confidence

energy flows where attention goes
everything is energy


if you have some extra, please send a bit our way.
thanks.
arrigato.
muchos gracias.

and just a note.....
issei and i had a long talk the other night about the test and the results....
it was good, i think, for him to talk about his own nervousness.  though he has taken two other tests and he does feel confident about most of the subjects he will be tested on, there was still that 
"but, what if i'm not accepted?" question lingering in the back of his mind.

knowing it was time for me to "mom up", i did my best to reassure him that if he passes? we will celebrate a bit and life will go on.
if he doesn't pass and he has to go to one of the private schools?
"i'll give you a hug....and life will go on."

things happen for a reason....we may not understand those reasons (and we may question them!!), but...
what you are doing right now, is what you are supposed to be doing

and this? i truly believe.


13 comments:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Sending you hugs and energy for confidence!

Leeann said...

You got it, girlfriend. xoxox

ChiTown Girl said...

Sending all the positive vibes I can your way!!

I'm sure he's going to ace it, though. =)

smalltownme said...

Sending positive test-taking vibes to all your favorite ninth graders, and especially to Issei.

*\0/* (OK, that's supposed to be a cheerleader!)

The Other Laura said...

I will light a candle, say a prayer and send all kinds of good thoughts!

ms-teacher said...

He's loved no matter what so he's already a winner!

Clare Maree said...

Heaps and piles and oodles of positive vibes coming your son's and your way from a stranger down under. All the very best for the next couple of days!

Janet said...

definitely lots of positive thoughts!!!

Jennifer Denise Ouellette said...

Good juju flowing your way!

dkuroiwa said...

day one...three tests (Japanese, English, Science)....done. he came home exhausted, took a rest and has been going over info for tomrrow (Math, History....and an interview).

he said that he feels very good about the English test and the other two were okay.....

than you all for the good vibes and juju....keep it all coming for one more day...
you all are super-oober wonderful friends!!!!!

ChiTown Girl said...

Hi, Girlfriend!! How are things going? It's been a while. We need an update on what's been going on with you and your men!!

onlinephduk said...

I am sending you all of the positive energy and good ju ju that I can muster. This time must be so stressful for kids. Testing is horrible because it stresses everyone out. I hope you guys all get good grades and that everything looks up from there.

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