I’m in the middle of one of those weeks. Everything that’s happening is fun and happy and great, but I have been going non-stop. I fell asleep on the couch last night, lying against Scott, and he propped me up with a giant stuffed polar bear the kids have been playing with and let me sleep there all night. I’m looking at my to-do list, fully aware that there’s no way I can get it all done, but I have been looking forward to today since LAST Wednesday, so I’m pausing for a moment (more like 43 minutes because that’s how long I have until I have to leave to take the kids to gymnastics) to say THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU to another shining star in my life.
So, I met Kelsey through my mom when she started working at the school where my mom had been a teacher and guidance counselor for almost twenty years. Because I was living in SC at the time, I only knew OF Kelsey for a couple of years before I met her. Once a week or so, I’d hear a story about something creative or smart Kelsey had done in her classroom, or my mom would give me a book recommendation, saying, “Kelsey told me I HAD to read it, so you know it’s going to be good.” After awhile, my mom started joking around about her “other daughter.”
So, today, in the middle of the craziness, I took a minute to nurture myself by writing about someone who taught me how to do that. Kelsey, you’re one of a kind. I hope you know how much I love you.