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Connections

I have been working on this blog for a little over a month and it has been exciting and refreshing for me. Not only am I (obviously) so happy to have people reading my posts and commenting, but I have found a new source for knowledge, thought-provoking ideas, entertainment, and inspiration.

I am talking about the blogs that I have discovered here…written by teachers, parents, and authors. I love being able to read and relate to what each of you has to say and I love that many of you have expressed the same with my posts.

Deciding to go forward with this blog required me to make a choice to put myself out there and do what I’ve always wanted to do. It required me to trust that I had it in me.

As I work on making this blog what I envision it being, I have tinkered with the layout, the widgets, the images, and the approach I want to take. I feel like it is falling into place. I have connected all these randomly placed dots and I can see the big picture. (That’s not to say it won’t change, because you do know I love change.)

Thank you for reading, commenting, and providing me with inspiration. I hope our connections continue to grow.

My 16th Last Day of School

I originally wrote this 3 years ago but I felt it was worth sharing here on the last day of my 16th year.

As I end my 13th year of teaching and I head back to the regular classroom next year, I asked my students who the best teachers were this year and why.

My favorite student quickly responded with the name of her government teacher. I asked her why and she said, “She made things hard to forget.”

That is a profound statement from an average girl.

Think about it.

She could have just as easily said, “She makes things easy to remember.” But she didn’t. And I believe there is a HUGE difference between the two. It speaks volumes about not only the kind of teacher this woman is, but the impact any one person can have on another.

It’s been a hard day today, saying good-bye to students who have touched my life in so many ways. I told someone recently that I figured out there are some weeks that I spend more time with some of my students than I do with my own two children.

There are those students I will remember, those I will want to to forget, and those I will never forget.

Who Would You Rather Be?

Each and every thing we do
can be remembered
or forgotten –
big or small,
life changing
or seemingly trivial,
as the first day of the rest of someone’s life,
or as the beginning of someone’s end.

Each word,
action,
look,
or lack thereof,
can be forever etched
in someone’s mind
or heart
or soul.

Or simply brushed off
as an annoying buzz,
a flicker of movement,
or a passing glance,
immediately becoming part of the past,
never to be thought of
or spoken of
again.

A time will come
when you remember something
or someone
and you will smile.

A time will come
when you forget about something
or someone
and you will smile.

“Worth remembering”
gives something value.

“Forgetting”
can bring peace.

“Never forgetting”
is infinite
and unending…

Who would you rather be?

Someone who is easy to remember?

Or someone who will never be forgotten?

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Hello Summer 2012!!
(A beautiful day spent hiking with the kids last summer –
a day that I won’t soon forget.)

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