Last night was the talent show at Grandhaven elementary school and all the girls had an act in the show. I couldn't help but reflect about the relationships the girls and I have made in that community.
Whether the friendships I've made have come from volunteering, sports, Missoula children's theater plays, neighborhood life, pick-up time, or substitute teaching - there are many with parents, teachers and kids alike.
I just couldn't live life in isolation- I thrive by reaching out, pulling in and often asking for help. And through it all I've found that by seeking relationships - I've stayed afloat.
Last night as almost each student approached the mic I could say I knew them- and a lot of them have been in my home. I could also look around and give their parents a cheerful smile or encouraging knowing-ful look...
They've been the ones I've texted and emailed and called and waved and laughed and cried with month after month.
So many friends- good years!!
As Daphne says goodbye to Grandhaven I will be sad that those six years of her life flew by so fast but mindful of the growth and love provided in a nurturing school.
So grateful for all the teachers and friends we've met along the way. This mother could never had done it without you all!!!