I started a weekly post called Tid Bit Tuesday a while ago. I share a more intimate look at my life. If you would like to read previous Tid Bit Tuesday Posts you can click on the tab at the top of my blog.
I was a little apprehensive at first about how much to share on this topic. But here goes…Lets start way back…yes waaaay back, when I was 10. I lived in Turkey then and I had a wonderful Turkish language teacher named Mrs. Bolgar. I thought she was terrific. She not only taught me how to speak Turkish she also taught me how to make woven beaded necklaces.
It was close to Christmas time and we were planning a school Christmas party. We used to give gifts to our teacher in those days ( do kids still do that?). I had a bottle of bath salts tied with a bow on my night side table. I was so excited to give it to Mrs. Bolgar. I awoke in the early hour of the morning calling out to my Mother, I was shaky and upset as I told her an angel spoke to me and said Mrs. Blogar had died. My Mother calmed me down and soon I got ready for school,convinced it was just a bad dream.
I went to school with my ribbon tied bath salts in hand and I was greeted by a substitute teacher. “Where is Mrs. Bolgar” I inquired, she asked us all to take our seats quietly. Soon the principal stood at the front of the class, with a blank look on his face, he looked at the back wall ( he made no attempt to make eye contact with any of us) and announced that Mrs. Bolgar had died in a car accident on her way to an early morning meeting at the school. He continued on by saying this lady ( I don’t recall her name) was going to be our teacher for the rest of the year. Then he just walked away, as if he had announced the menu for the cafeteria, or a school assembly. My heart sank and I cried, sobbed, huge tears, my breath catching in my chest with each cry. My friend hugged me and tried to reassure me. In between sobs I said, “I knew she was with angels.”
This was not the only time something like this would happen to me, I have more to tell. Some about me , some about others. Have I lost you? To much info?