To My Faculty

While we seem so far apart right now, we still are so close.
 
It feels like a year since I’ve seen Valorie excitedly run and get a book from the library, or seen Kenya get ready for another day of Math (hogging the copy machine while I’m trying to make the copy I should’ve made the night before 🙄) or made fun of Lynn for being Lynn or having that forest of plants on her desk.
 
It seems like forever since we gathered round the proverbial lunch table and choked back laughter while eating some bacon, or banana and peanut butter, or something from a jar, or a corn tortilla, or whatever Bailey eats that’s gluten free.
 
It seems like forever since we’ve seen Emilee and seen her positivity for each new day.
 
It seems like months since I’ve stood in the parking lot with Cassie and Jordan at recess and laughed about our kids or talked about our weekend.
 
It feels like an eternity since I’ve had my extra high level time with my deputy 😔
 
It feels like long ago when April would come in for another morning ready for another day of sharing Jesus with her little group of precious ones.
 
It feels like a year ago since I heard Lori’s calm voice giving piano advice or Miss Baldy’s caring pep talk to a student.
 
It feels like months ago when I’ve seen Pastor come in the lunchroom with another smile on his face ready to see the kids for catechism.
 
It feels like forever. It feels like we are so far apart. But we are not.
 
What separates us only makes us stronger.
 
What separates only reminds us of WHAT WE HAD, and what God has given us to look forward to again when the time is right.
 
Because this too shall pass, and what a wonderful world of joy, frustration, and laughter THIS faculty will be once again.
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