I looked forward to my students today as I knew they would bring a smile to my sad and tired face.

I enjoy immensely reading picture books to my class.  Today I needed to laugh. So out came my favorite;  “Meanwhile, by Jules Feiffer.

The word meanwhile… with the elipse at the end is used in comic strips to change the scene.

So… What  if I had my own MEANWHILE?  I could change the scene right now! Although, I wouldn’t want to leave my writing – I am very passionate about that.  But there are times when my own Meanwhile would come in quite handy.  “Meanwhile, back at the ranch” , “Meanwhile, I’ll just go get us some chocolate ice cream cones”, “Meanwhile let me take you to that island you wanted to retreat to.”

YEAH! Now that’s what I’m talking about!  Island? Did someone say Island?  A piece of land surrounded by water???   MEANWHILE, MEANWHILE, MEANWHILE!

Raymond, the boy in the story continues to say, “It’s not fair!”  Well, life isn’t always fair – but it’s how we react to the hurt and pain after the initial blow, that will determine our direction.

I don’t hold a grudge and I don’t want to get back at anyone.  It is all a part of God’s plan.  I have to trust the Lord in that.  I did end up taking a detour on the route God had mapped out for me.  So, It will take a little longer.  But I am getting there!

As I was greeting my students at the door my kind and loving autistic student stopped in front of me and said, “Ms. Gerodimos, you look sad today, I think I need to give you a hug.”  And with his quick and witty thinking, he said loudly, “MEANWHILE”

The scene didn’t change but his hug brought a smile to my heart:)

Another day ends and a new one will begin:)  Thank you God.

Kimberly Rae

11 thoughts on “MEANWHILE!

  1. Frank

    I believe the scene did change. A warm glow brought by the kind words. That soft glimmer. That’s hope and gratitude. Internally the scene did change and that my writing friend…..makes all the difference in th world

  2. Frank,

    As I published this piece I was thinking just that. No, I hadn’t moved my physical being to another place or time, but yes, the mood changed and hope filled the air. That did make my day!

    Thank you for sharing:)

    Kimberly Rae

  3. Kim,
    Your writtings are a breath of fresh air for me. I’ve enjoyed and have felt the words you have written as I read. Its odd that I can feel what you are writting for some some reason I connet with what you are writting.
    Thank you again for sharing your inner most hurts.
    Oh yes, and enjoy the simple gift i felt so compelled to send your way.
    Its seems like such a minor thing compared to the gifts you share.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

    1. Cupcake,

      Thank you for the most appreciated gift today. It was a rough day emotionally and that just put a smile on my face. You are too kind:) I am in the midst of writing my next blog. Thank you, I am glad you enjoy my writing. It is healing for me. Enjoy your weekend!

      Kimberly Rae

  4. Kim, I love your honesty and ability to see good and God in the difficult places of life. You are very encouraging. I don’t think you can do that unless you have truly lived. Keep writing and continue to LIVE BOLD LIFE! Bill

    1. kimberly


      thank you :-)’ this post was written a while ago, during the throws of my pain. I have come so far since then. God has helped me see so many things. I continue to grow and walk with him.

      good bless,

  5. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my
    own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    1. Bobbie, It is not that expensive to start a blog. I don’t even have the premium package. You can design your own page from the the headers that they provide. I just played with it and figured it out myself. Just start writing:) There is no right or wrong way to do it!!!

      Best to you,

      Kimberly Rae

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