Saturday, June 6, 2009

Paths Uncrossed

This will probably be the last time a picture with these four co-workers together will be taken. Not because of some rift, but because each of us will soon be traveling down a different path.

At one time, the four of us all worked together teaching children in the same elementary school. Last year, Cindy ( in light blue) left the elementary school and began working in a secondary position. At the conclusion of this year, Janie ( in white) is retiring after 32 years in public education. Tara (in dark blue) just found out that she has been awarded a grant to attend graduate school in the fall, so she is taking a leave of absence next year. I (in red) will continue to teach in the same classroom as this year.

Of course, we all promise to stay in touch and get together but the probability of that happening on a regualr basis is low. We are all too busy. It does not diminish the friendships we've cultivated for the last 5-8 years, but it is reality.

So the paths that crossed for a period of time now uncross and untangle. These gals have been more than colleagues, they have been friends. They have given support, shared stories, and lent a helping hand. I honor them and their work. I will miss working with this crew.

1 comment:

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dottie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

I am happy for each of your friends and for you too. with thee being computers now and cell phones it is much easier to keep in touch then lets say 10 yrs ago. or maybe longer. you all must make each other a promise and keep it that at least once a year you will all meet to go and enjoy a full day together shopping eating what ever you all like to do.
Don't ever let anyone keep you ladies is too short not to keep a good friendship close no matter how far any one of you are.
!God Bless~
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