I was recently gifted a very, very generous gift from the parents of the class of 2023 at my son's high school for the volunteer work I do. It was completely unnecessary but very much appreciated. I never expect anything for doing what I do so it was such a nice surprise and a great way to start the summer break.
So, my volunteer work... I created and continue to maintain the school's website and have done so for many years. Every single character on that website was typed by me, which makes me know things just because of that. I also like to help people and give them the "official" answer to questions so that we can all make better decisions and move forward as a community. As the saying goes, we are all part of each other villages and helping each other is so rewarding to me.
I'm in an unusual position, as I get to work with the faculty and staff a lot but also get to work with many of the students, too. This class of (now) graduates are not only high achieving in their academics but many are stellar athletes, beautiful musicians, wonderful thespians, powerful scientists, awesome fire-fighters, delightful chefs, and so much more. But what I am most proud of, is that they are good humans. They will go out into the world and the world will be lucky to get to know them. I will miss them but I know they will continue to grow, love, and laugh and help people.
For you card making enthusiasts, I used some of the gift to purchase a glimmer foil machine, which I have wanted for a while but was convincing myself not to get it. HA! Anyway, that's how I made the sentiment on this and it is lovely. I will be doing so much more this summer. Also, this is my 2nd stencil from theTonStamps. I love it so much and I'm so not a floral person. That must mean it's a good one, right? I tried reds since I'm not a red person. Working on that "getting out of my comfort zone". The flower is a little sparkly, too. Check out the matching envelope!
Class of 2023 parents, thank you from the bottom of my heart... I will miss you all too. Stay in touch. Let us know what great things you and your graduates are up to!
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