I chose this photo I took earlier this week for its peaceful feel---the opposite of my current life.
Ten Things I am Thankful for Despite Feeling Dazed:
Next weekend my three adult kids graduate from three separate programs in three different states. And I work in a school on top of that. May for those of us in the world of education is never an easy time. This year is less easy...but more blessed.
When she was four, our eldest announced she would grow up to be a Dancing Dentist. She has certainly danced her way through the better part of three decades. Saturday the dental part kicks in. Her hometown is rolling out the red carpet to welcome her home; and the dentists she will work for are doing all within their power to ease her transition from student to full-fledged dentist.
Le Professeur, our middle child, will earn her Masters in French and Francophone Studies at UNC. She loves Chapel Hill, and her students love her. She recently shared a letter one of her students had written to nominate her for a teaching award at the school. She has what it takes to be the kind of teacher who will change lives.
My son attends my alma mater...also his dad's alma mater. We both loved K-State when we were there, and it has only gotten better through the years. My son has completely blossomed and has taken advantage of the multitude of opportunities that have been offered. It has been a joy to watch.
Somehow despite the ceremonies being only hours apart, we believe we have a plan that will get us to a portion of all three graduations. We are strapping on our track shoes and are ready to hit the road.