I know, roll your eyes now. But I can't say how this valley has changed us without saying how truly AMAZING our school experience has been.
Honestly, it will be interesting to see how we love our experience there. I wonder if I will love it so much. I think I have a strong passion of supporting my children's teachers, and with that sees ALL that they do for them, which brings a strong love of them.
It was literally the worst day so far. Leaving them. Leaving the parents, the kids, the friends, the teachers, the administration. It was awful. It was one of the few times during this that I had an ugly cry. But I'm glad I did. It just means that they were extremely meaningful to me.
Do you love your school? I'm just going to say that you need to jump in with both feet. You need to find the time to help out, and work at that place like you would any other part time job. You can make a huge difference to the teachers, the kids, the other parents. You can do that... but you have to make the effort. I have been really blessed by seeing moms who were willing to sacrifice for their kids school. They've been great examples to me.
I will have to make the effort again in the fall. By now it came so naturally to just jump in, but now I'll be back at square one.
I loved our school. Loved, loved, loved.