Amy and Randy gave me the best card. It pretty much sums up all this goodbye business- "I am not very good at goodbye, so let's just act like we are playing hide-and-seek, and you are really good at hiding."
I am so blessed with amazing friends
These are some of my very best friends who moved to Houston last year. We all wanted to get together before I left, but wasn't sure how to get it all together. Wesley called me one Friday,asked what I was doing the next day. He then asked if I would meet them for lunch the next day. We lived 8 hours apart. He offered to drive five hours each way, and asked me to drive 3 just so we could all hug each others neck before I made my trek around the world.
Like I said, Amazing friends!
After we had plans to meet in Texarkana anyway, I called my lifelong friend Kerri. She so graciously met me for breakfast.
Some friendships last forever!
After I took a little of time out for friends, my Aunt met Mamma and me at a hotel. We did HOMEWORK. My aunt is going back to school to fullfill her dream of becoming a teacher.
I am so blessed to have amazing role models in my life who always teach me to set goals, and and reach them, no matter your age or hurdles in the way!
Now, I know, I was REALLY close to Ashdown. I am so sorry. I did not get to come and see everyone. I am really playing a juggling game to get everything accomplished at the moment. Please, Please, Please do not get mad. I would have loved to come and hug everyone's neck!
Next, I had to say "See You Later," at school. That was a lot harder than I ever dreamed it would be. It was not just saying goodbye to my friends, work family, and kids but also saying goodbye to having my own classroom.
I had to tell my running club "See you later," next. The Conway Running club has been my Conway family. Since Josh and I never worked in Conway, we never really met many people. The running club was really all we knew. I moved to Conway knowing no one! Josh wasn't home every week and my only hobby being running. The running club became my family, friends, and the people I knew in Conway. Thanks for welcoming me with open arms, making me a better runner, and always checking on me. With Josh gone so much he always told people he never worried about me because Jimmy, Alan, or someone in the running club would come look for me if I didn't show up for something. The running club really gave him a peace of mind while he was gone. I really hope some of my running family comes down under and joins me on a race!
DFW - for a FLYING trip