I always knew this week would be patchy from a blog perspective
I always knew this week would be one I needed tissues for
I always knew this week would be hard and mixed with saddness and wonderful moments ... and it is
I am shattered and have more late nights to come - but things are going well and I am not crying too much.
I taught my very last lesson today ... that is quite a milestone. 34 years of teaching and suddenly no more teaching. It feels very strange.
I had the most wonderful card I have ever received today - and I certainly blubbed - and have been blessed with so many lovely gifts and cards. People are being very kind.
I love that I was also presented with a leavers hoody - the same as the girls ... with my name and all of theirs and the date. I love it.
We had our transition service today which, for me, was the most significant event of this whole process, and it was wonderful and moving and the girls were, as always, terrific. They sang beautifully, they behaved impeccably, they were just wonderful. Yes I cried. Course I did!
I was so happy Nigel could be there too. He knew how much it meant to me to get the girls into church for a service of thanksgiving. And they ended with a song that means so much to both of us and they executed it beautifully. It isn't a song that might spring to mind as a song to use at a church service but the words were perfect for the sentiments we wanted to convey. It is the final song at Epcot ... video of the song so you can hear the words. Of course, we didn't have the fireworks, just beautiful singing.
They also sang this - which I absolutely love ... obviously I cannot share our girls singing it ... they did it even better!
There is a special flash 50% sale on today at The Lily Pad. Dawn has several products on sale - go check them out - but it also includes Artworks Layered Templates Bundle
and here are two very different pages I made using two of the templates. All products used are by Dawn
There won't be a blog post for the next couple of days as I have some late nights at work and some special events ... not sure what some of them are ... they are secret!
And to end - how fitting
This was the final prayer of our service.