There have been some difficult times, to be sure: a crisis at home or an illness that keeps someone away from the program; or a learning block that seems so hard to overcome. But just when you’re starting to doubt, Rachel is there with an idea or two. Someone else comes by with a word of encouragement or a joke. So on we go again in this room where anything is possible and nothing is impossible.
It has been another year of learning for me. Through the eyes of the learners and their great voyage of discovery, I feel that I am seeing the world for the first time. I am humbled by their courage and determination. I rejoice in their successes.
Yes, Friday mornings are a favourite time for me.
I have four grandchildren. Their names are Asia. Asia is 8, Unique is 10, Dalen is 5, Lola is one month old. Asia is in French Immersion. Unique is in Grade 4. Dalen is in Four Plus.
A while ago my doctor told me I had better get fit and healthy. She said I should eat more healthful foods and get more exercise. She said I should walk a lot and maybe join a health club to get myself in shape. “It’s up to you,” she said.
I started by walking more than ever. I walked miles and miles every day. Walking made me feel good. I started eating healthy. I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and protein. I also drink a lot of water.