Thursday, May 27, 2021

THANK YOU...not goodbye, but see you later...

 Today was a bittersweet experience as I had lunch with my CAPS colleagues...something that happens on a regular basis, but today they made me feel very special with a nice send off with gifts and cards reflective of my retirement.

How can I ever thank each and every one of them for the hours of support, collaboration, reflection, and dreaming that we have shared over the last several years.  As I looked around at the faces of my CAPS friends, memories surfaced in my mind that I realized would become the true mementos I would take from this place.  

 I don't see this as an "end" but rather a moving on, there is certainly a sense of finality as I look around my stark classroom that over the weeks has become less and less mine.  Many of the small items that meant so much to me have been given away, discarded, or saved, but never again will they be placed in their CAPS home in quite the same way.

This has not hit me seems still like I'm wrapping up for the summer.  I don't think that the impact will really be upon me until the Fall, when I see the scurry and excitement of the new school year and will not be a part of it as I have been in the past.

THANK YOU to all of my CAPS friends.  I could not have asked for a better place nor a better group of people with which to end my K-12 career.

Hugs.  This isn't goodbye...just see you later...