Sunday, June 01, 2008

Can you say STRESS???

OK. We knew this time of the year was going to be stressful, for many reasons.

1. It's the end of the school year for me. This time of year means a lot of meetings, finishing out paperwork, discussing needs for students next year, etc. This year is compounded by the fact that my classroom is going to be torn down in eleven days. So my end of the year check out routine means actually moving my classroom to another part of campus. Not too bad, but there's more.

2. It's the end of high school for my daughter. The last few months have been full of lasts, but this week is more final. She had her last day of classes on Friday, with the entire class meeting in the tower to countdown the closing bell and let balloons go. It was emotional indeed. Now she's on her senior trip and will be home on Wednesday. Her graduation is on Saturday. But there's more.

3. We're going back to the States for a year when school ends. That means saying goodbyes, packing out our house, moving everything to storage. Getting rid of the things we don't want, yard sales, donations. But there's more.

Did I mention baby girl is graduating?

We'll live through it, and life goes on, but for right now getting up in the morning and breathing in and out is an accomplishment!

1 comment:

Louise said...

I still remember my senior year at KCA. I had one week that I literally came home crying everyday as I realized I would never walk that path again...

It was a bittersweet time. I would never give for it, but it was tough.

On the other side of it... I remember when my eldest sister left to come back to college by herself. Halfway home my mother caught her breath and said in a panicked voice, "I forgot to take her to the bathroom"... my dad patted her leg and told her she (my sister) would be fine.

It's hard to let go and it is hard to be let go of. Fortunately He is walking with you through all of it!