It is amazing how much school is always a part of us. 8 years of elementary, the 4 torturous years of high school, then 4 years of university and THEN still more for others. Then once you become a parent, you do it all over again.
Preschool, Senior Kindergarten, grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Xs the number of kids you have. PHEW! That is a lot of school! And that is just the elementary years!
My kids are blessed to go to a school (Rhema Christian) where we have become part of an amazing community. Yet while it was a place for them to learn and grow, it has become a huge part of me. Over the years, we have been involved in number of committees etc and Rhema is another piece of me as it is to my kids.
This week I ended my time on the Good Neighbour Committee. It was one of my babies. It was/is a special committee that focuses on giving back to the community in various ways. I loved it. Over the years it has grown into a wonderful group. I think was makes a committee successful is when you receive as much as you give.
The ladies on this committee have become some of my truest friends. They have hearts that are rare and special. They are each gifts in themselves. It was truly a pleasure to have been part of such a team.
I know that I need to move on to other things and it is time for new energy to come and charge this group and our school. But I feel very sad closing this season of my life. It had such a powerful impact on growing me as a person.
I learned so much about leadership. I learned there are SO MANY times when it is just better to be quiet. I learned that when your heart is in the right place, you can’t go wrong. I also learned that keep God in the mix, He always comes thru! I learned if you feed them, they will come! I learned that when you need some thing done, ask a busy person. I learned that work and play is a successful combination.
I learned to let it go and not always have to be right. (That was a hard one). I learned that I have passions and dreams I didn’t even KNOW I had. Boy, school never stops, learning never stops.
The season is changing. Change is always a little scary. Letting go is even harder.
Here I go…