Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Last Day of School
Technically, yesterday was Tim and Levi's last day of school, but today was considered a school day as well. It is a tradition at their school to do an awards' ceremony and a talent show on the last day. All school work was finished as of yesterday. Today was just a day of fun, and also a sad day for saying good-bye to those who will not be here next year. As I stated in an previous post, one of the hardest things about being an expat is that good friends are constantly coming and going. Levi has three teachers that will not be teaching next year, but there are two that will not be in Egypt next year. He also will be saying good-bye to two very special class-mates/friends. One of the friends that is leaving has been in school with Levi for 6 years. The other one is a couple of years older than Levi, but has played a very special role in being a role model for Levi.
In the awards' ceremony, Levi got an award for being the "Most Personable". This award was given to him for being a friend to everyone, being easy to talk to, making people laugh, etc. I'm very proud of him for this.
It will be hard to say good-bye to our special friends who are leaving, but we also can look forward to the new school year next year when God will bring us new people to get to know. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to have so many special people pass through our lives. There is always a reason certain people pass through our lives, even if it is for a short time, and it is always better to have known them for a short time than not to have known them at all.