So, I feel like I should get a party. Actually, what I really want is a parade in my honor. Is that too much to ask? You know I spent 4 ½ years working towards a college education, and at the end, felt no real desire to celebrate the accomplishment. Then I teach seminary for 9 months – and I feel like the red carpet should be rolled out accompanying lots of emotional tears and goodbyes. So far no parade, no red carpet, and no tears. But on the up side – I did get to switch my alarm from 5:45am to 7:45am. That isn’t too shabby of a reward.

Yes, this was my LAST week of Seminary. WOO HOO! But, I can’t lie on Thursday (my last day) I didn’t feel as fabulous as I thought I would. I actually felt a little…sad…if you can believe it. I will miss my kids. Would they think it weird if I tried to go to a movie with them, or hang with them at “the mall?” How did I get so attached to 15-17 year olds? The good news is all that sadness was gone when I woke up Friday morning, after nine hours of sleep, feeling refreshed and well rested.

The kids were cute - they had a thank you card and Rose bush for me on the last day. My favorite comment in the card was “I thought seminary was going to be lame. But you made it bareable.” It doesn’t get any better than that.


sara said...

when we lived in chicago, my only friends for the first 7 months were the young women in our ward. we went to the mall, we went to the movies. we even went to a dave mathew's band concert. travis was so busy with his school work and on the weekends i hated being a loner, so i used them for companionship. and they were probably using me for my car. whatever, it was great. i don't think there's anything wrong with hanging out with people 10 years younger than you!

Amanda said...

I agree there's nothing wrong with hanging out with teenagers. I'll admit my only friends that aren't or haven't moved away from me are 17. Also, it doesn't hurt to have those friends when you are in need of a babysitter, just a nice perk. Also, two extra hours of sleep is absolutely heaven.

Christina said...

Congratulations! You definitely deserve a party or something. There is NO way I could have ever done that. :) You are amazing!!!