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In Memory Of

Today I went to a funeral of a colleague that I have worked with for the last three years. She was a dedicated educator. She gave her life to education, one student at a time. What a sad day. She was young, retirement age, two grown children. One of her children was getting married this fall, while her other child had two small children of her own. My friend spoke to me the day before her surgery about how she was looking forward to the summer and spending time with family and friends. She spoke of retiring and not working as much.

Her death was a tragedy for her family and for education. We all speak of the day that we will retire, or don’t work as much. We want to be with family and friends and spend money that we may have been saving for a long time. We try to prepare by taking care of ourselves both physically and spiritually.

Yes, every day is a blessing. But how quickly those days go by that we quickly forget the ever changing movement of time.  Not only did I reflect about my friend’s death but I reflected on my own life and what is so truly important. I was so glad to be able to tell her children how special and dedicated she was. I’m sure they heard this message from others, from near and far, from those who’ve they’ve known for years or from people like me who only knew her for a few years.

I’m sure that every profession is thought of in a special way. From my own experience, education is a unique profession, we give and give and give of ourselves, hoping to make a difference in the process. Many of us don’t expect anything in return, being able to work with children is the gift. We all have so many memories of children and colleagues that have touched our lives, through tears, worry, laughter, or even just a smile. . But as I get older, I do realize that we are all replaceable. Once we are gone, someone takes our place to take up where we left off.

There is a time to leave and move on. I think we have all been conditioned that we need to work until the last moment, so we have enough to live on,  and so our insurance will last, we don’t want to be bored, if we feel good we want to continue to work at the same pace. Is there a magic number that we reach in years or are we given a sign to help us with the decision of continuing on to the next phase of our life?

The last posting I had was to pause and reflect. How fitting. I do think that every day is a blessing and I am thankful for wonderful friends and family. I hope that I will be guided to do the right thing, make the right decisions at the right time.

You will be missed my friend. Yes, you did make a difference. You did change lives. You were a good mother, wife, friend and teacher. I just wish you had a chance to enjoy all the riches you deserved. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

 

A Good Teacher

A good teacher is a brilliant light,

illuminating the prism of a life,

revealing to students a rainbow of possibilities.

by Joanna Fuches

 

 

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Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Thank you  http://momsopinions.wordpress.com for nominating me for this award. I really appreciate your kindness and  support!

Liebster Award is given to bloggers that have less than 200 followers.  It’s meant to encourage those bloggers to keep up the good work.  Nominations are given by fellow bloggers.

The rules for the Liebster Award are to publicly thank the person who nominated me, so big thanks to you Momopinions.wordpress.com   I appreciate your kind words and for thinking of me. Then I have to share 11 things about myself and answer the 11 questions that were asked of me.  I must write-up 11 questions of my own that the 11 bloggers that I will nominate shall answer.

11 Things About Myself

1. I’m a daughter.

2. I’m a mom.

3. I’m a sister.

4. I’m married.

5. I have 2 wonderful children.

6.  I love sunsets and listening to the water.

7.  I enjoy reading stories about families and writing for enjoyment.

8. I have been blessed with wonderful friends.

9. I started this blog about five months ago.

10.  I have a great dog that is always in a good mood.

11.  I like my tea in the morning.

Eleven Questions That Were Asked By The Blog Who Nominated Me

  • What’s your favorite film? Some of my favorites are, “To Sir With Love” and “City of Angels”.
  • What kind of music do you listen to? I enjoy alternative rock and traditional rock and roll.
  • What’s your favorite color? Shades of blue, yellow and orange.
  • If you stranded in a desert island – what five things would you take with you? Water, food, paper and writing utensil, shelter and a ticket off the island to use as needed.
  • What’s on your nightstand? Clock, my phone, glasses, remote, reading material.
  • Do you have a favorite TV program? I enjoy a variety, for example; Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, Modern Family, Elementary etc.
  • What’s your favorite food? I enjoy seafood.
  • If your boss gave you a day off, what would you do? I would spend time with family and friends or dependent on the day spend time relaxing.
  • Three words that describes you best? Organized yet flexible, Caring, and Dedicated
  • What is your biggest fear and why? To be honest, I don’t know.
  • What is your favorite childhood memory? One of my favorite Childhood memories is waking up Christmas morning with my family.

Eleven Nominees for Liebster Award- (There are too many to list…)

http://Momsopinions.wordpress.com

http://luggagelady.net/

http://teacherscount.wordpress.com/

http://livelifelovebacon.com/wordpress/

http://happsters.com/

http://ashleybeyoung.wordpress.com/

http://truthofteaching.wordpress.com/

http://exceedingspeed.wordpress.com/category/womens-issues/

http://crystalnuding.com/

http://searchingforthehappiness.com/

Questions for my Nominated Bloggers

  • What was your favorite Children’s book?
  • What kind of music do you listen to?
  • Where was your best vacation?
  • What do you like the most about your job?
  • What is one thing that you would like to change in your lifetime?
  • What piece that you wrote or type of writing are you the most proud of?
  • What was the best advice that was given to you?
  • What is your favorite comfort food?
  • Three words that describe you?
  • If you could change occupations, what would you do? and why?
  • What type of blogs do you like to follow?
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