Today was the boys' last day of school. Before school Ryan told me to be prepared for some tears. I said, "From Andrew?" He said, "Yeah, but Jason too." I knew there might be some tears and that's why I decided to go in and pick them up from school instead of letting them come home with my friend's driver. On the way to school, with my friend, I was telling her the story of this morning. She told me not to be surprised if there were some tears from me too. I hadn't even thought about that. But it turns out, she was right! I went to the end of the year assembly, and I CRIED THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE THING! What's up with that?!?! Jason's teacher came up to me and said, "you're crying because you're leaving!" And she's right! I cried when I came, who would have thought I'd cry when I left?!
But like I've said before, this year has been an AMAZING year for all of us. We have memories that we'll have until the day we die. We've made friends we never would have made if we'd stayed home. We've seen things we never would have seen if we stayed home. We have an appreciation for life outside of our little town, which we never would have had if we'd stayed home. Do you see a trend developing here?!?!
I am SO thankful for this experience. Not just for me, but for all of us. We've all grown in so many ways this year. And for that, I'm very thankful. And I'm very grateful. And even though I'm VERY homesick, I've also enjoyed ALMOST every minute of this last year.