Bittersweet

Good morning! 

Today is my last day at Jenks West Elementary. Normally I am running on caffeine and adrenaline because I spend most of my Thursday nights also working the night shift at The Children’s Hospital at St Francis. You do what you have to do to make ends meet. But today is different.  

Today I am running on emotions. Bittersweet emotions. The children are all gone. Yesterday was their last day of school. Today is our staff work day. To clean up. To Pack up. For me, to say my goodbyes and move on to a new chapter of my life.

I’m sad. πŸ˜” I’m happy. ☺ 

I’m sad to say goodbye to those I’ve spent the past two years with day in and out. I’m happy to begin the next school year teaching in my own classroom. 

I work with preschoolers.  I couldn’t say it any better than Dr. Seuss, a favorite children’s author.

I can’t promise I won’t shed a tear or two before it’s all said and done because it’s over. 😒 But I can promise I will smile because it happened.  β˜Ί 

The kids. The staff. The love and the laughter. They all built a foundation that I will carry with me for years to come. With a smile on my face and a smile in my heart I walk away today. Because it happened. 😊❀

Thank you to all my friends at Jenks West Elementary! Carolyn, Sara, Kassi, Katy, Randy, Rose, Molly, Dana, Suzanne, Christina, Bunny, Nurse Becky, and all the other teachers and ECAs that have touched my life. ❀ The t-shirt I wear today says it all, West is best! 

And thank you Dr. Seuss, for your words of wisdom. And now I shall cherish Dr. Seuss’s last published words. Words I’ve seen more times than not this last week of school, as I’ve been asked to write in this book for many a student. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! 

I’m off to great places. Farewell JWE! TPS here I come! 

I’m reminded of an old round from childhood days. Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold. I’ll weather the bitter goodbyes. Here’s to the sweet memories I carry with me. I love you all and will miss you!

Does a spring pour out sweet and bitter water from the same opening? James 3:11

Love and laughter, 

Sandy 

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