Friday, June 13, 2008

Fond Farewells

Today's a big day in my little life, some fond farewells....

1. Last day of school. I obviously have mixed emotions of this. I am SO ready to be done with school, and with all the work that comes with it. I'm ready to jump into my life as an employee and a vacationer (is that a word?). I can't tell you how hard it is for me to move on though. We have obviously loved our experiences with Miss Dodson, and the fact that Conner has been with a lot of these kids for two years makes it even harder. By the end of the day Miss Dodson couldn't even talk she was so sad. Somehow I find great joy in that. First off, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who gets a bit teary-eyed but I also truly appreciate that she loves my kids almost as much as I do, that she will miss the same things that I do. I love that about her. I will miss that class, but I ready to face third grade with a smile.

2. My dad is retiring today. My father has taught at BYU since before I was born, since before my parents were married (my dad met my mom when she was his secretary). I doubt that there are many people who have worked there longer than he has. I can't think of a single professor that I had who didn't know who he was. He's taught the largest class at BYU (American Heritage), from inception (and even wrote part of the book). He has been a vice president, he's been a dean, he's been on several influential committees. I know my mom is worried about him being at home, and what they're going to do with themselves, but I think they'll both have a lovely time with each other (as long as they have seperate computers).

3. Tim Russert. It's just so sad. I felt like he was one of the few impartial journalists out there. My prayers are with his family as I remember h had a son who just graduated from college. Growing up in a family who valued political news on the same level as gold I have heard from Tim for quite some time.

Things change, nothing stays the same and I don't particularly enjoy it... so there.


  1. Wow.
    Your dad is retiring? He was my Am. Her. teacher. :)
    Kudos to him...I'm sure he'll figure out plenty to do.

  2. Hey, I am a blog stalker who has responded a couple of times. I am son will be at BYU in the fall and we were looking for classes for American Heritage. Which would you suggest? I am a friend of MaryRuth Francks, btw....thanks for the info.

  3. Change. Not so fun. Although, I'd like to look forward to being an employee, too. At least a LITTLE more. I was sad about Tim Russert. At least he had just gotten back from italy on a trip w/his family, so at least they probably have some lovely last memories. But for him to die so young and so suddenly--and at work, too, is tragic.


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