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Thankful for the Little Things

Two weeks ago, I was going to school every day and senioritis was kicking in hard core. The days were running together, I didn’t want to do my work, and I was even late to school because I just couldn’t drag myself out of bed. Now, I would give anything to be able to jump out of bed, go to school and see my teachers and friends. It’s funny how when things are going the way you plan them, it is easy to take for granted all of the many wonderful things that day-to-day life has to offer.

the seniors on mercy day

During this time of isolation and uncertainty, I miss waking up early, driving to Mercy, listening to Jane Eyre, and anticipating a fun and exciting class discussion first period with Mrs. Kessler-not just about our novel but about the many adventures going on in Kessler’s life and her reminders to see the good in everyday life and to be grateful.

I miss going to Fitness for Life and complaining to my buddies about how I’m a theatre kid and how I’m not cut out for fitness-y stuff. 

I miss going up three flights of stairs to Convergence of Media and having a lovely chat with Mrs. Klein about whatever conversation sparks in that small class of 10 sweet girls. 

I miss going to choir and having lunch with my best friends. I miss testing Mrs. Albertson and Gianna Jergovic’s patience in AP Stats as they try to help me understand all of the many tests and problems stats has to offer.

I miss my crazy Theology 12 class trying every day to get Regele to read just one more notecard.

I miss Miss Blessie always letting me stay during her 8th period Adobe class,even though I’m not in it, just so that I can spend time with Katie Shoe and listen to Miss Blessie’s inspiring prayer of the day for a second time. 

I miss going to rehearsal for Chicago and doing what I love with the people I love.

My days of being a Mercy Girl are dwindling. Not seeing everyone’s face every day has been very hard, but I have faith that the seniors will return to the halls of Mercy High School! I just know that we will. For now though, we must remain hopeful, wash our hands, social distance and trust that God is with us and He has a plan.

Anna Buck
“Being true to yourself never goes out of style.” - Elle Woods
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