Monday, January 24, 2011


It is 24 days into the new year and I haven't written much in a long time, and much has happened. I have thought about some things to write on my blog, but just haven't taken the time to sit down and write. Writing is usually an outlet for me in so many ways, but I haven't really felt the need lately. Lots of things have gone on in January. Teresa and I had a visit from a wonderful cousin /nephew who we haven't seen in many years. It was so great to catch up with him. He stayed for a week and did all kinds of things around the house. Then a visit from my wonderful (ex) administrator friends from Gilbert with a night in Bisbee and dinner at Cafe Roka and then Douglas and carne asada on Saturday. And this past week, another visit from my cousins from Alabama, Kathy and Lynn. On Saturday, I had a visit from Lorie and Art. Lorie is a wonderful kindergarten teacher at my former school. She and Art were here for a funeral. I am so glad they stopped by. It has been an eventful month!!

On Wednesday I have to go back up to the valley for a budget meeting and a conference on Thursday followed by a new superintendent semi
nar on Friday. I had hoped to be able to see some of the wonderful friends that I truly miss. I don't ever want to overstep my bounds and interfere with anything that is happening at my old school. It is an incredible place for children, families and staff and I don't ever want to get in the way of anything there.

I am so glad to be here in Douglas. However, I never was able to bring any closure to the 20 years I spent at Gilbert El. The move down here happened so quic
kly, that there just wasn't a time to make that happen. I love my job in so many ways. The only part of it that I truly miss is the interaction I had with the students (and families). Every time I go anywhere with our assistant superintendent, I am constantly reminded of that. Bonnie was the high school principal and she has wonderful connections with the students she worked with. They absolutely love her!! To me, that is what it is all about and I miss that so much!!

Today, one of my former teachers sent me a story that one of her students wrote. It brought tears to my eyes.... My only regret is not having had the opportunity to say good-bye. These children impacted my life in so many positive ways through the years and I will always have a special place in my heart for them.
I do believe that things happen for a reason...... I just wish I had the opportunity to say good-bye...

I always try to find a song to go along with a post and what I feel. I love this one by Rascal Flatts! The words sum up my feelings for the people who were such an important part of my life for so many years.............

2 remarks:

Jessie & Elise said...

Hello Sheila,
Excellent post. We enjoyed seeing you at the Gadsden the other evening and we loved the tour of your office. We wish you continued success in all that you do.
Jessie & Elise

NP said...

Wow Sheila, you and Aunt Teresa sure had a busy January . . . all wonderful things! I love the song you picked for this piece as it is the song that Kelly and Tom used as their father daughter dance. I LOVE the words too! I miss seeing you but even more so now that I will be subbing finally at Gilbert El. My first job is for Gloria on Friday so I am very excited about that! The story was absolutely precious that the student wrote. You are loved by so many of us! Hopefully I'll get to see you sometime soon.
Love & hugs,