I haven't written much lately--not sure why. It has been a quiet two months for me and I have had a chance to unwind and relax. This is something that I haven't been able to do in many, many years! It has been absolutely great!
I love how technology has allowed people to reconnect in various ways. Social media has to be used responsibly. When it is, it provides so many opportunities. One of the greatest things for me is being able to reconnect with former students and families from many years ago. All of the students are adults now--some were in my third grade class and others were at Gilbert El when I was principal.
Several years ago I received a beautiful, framed poem from a family that was absolutely amazing. I think they gave it to me when their daughter finished sixth grade. I always had it displayed in my offices. When I was unpacking and putting things away here at home, I placed it in a special spot in my room. Yesterday I posted a picture of it on Facebook and thanked the family for giving it to me. I am friends with most of them and it was so nice to be able to say thank you again many years later. I continue to be amazed at the many blessings I have had over the years and very thankful for the opportunities to work with so many wonderful people!!