Sunday, June 14, 2009

Central New York

I had the immense pleasure of visiting three couple friends this weekend, who happen to all be teachers that I know from graduate school! Whenever I get to spend time with my friends, I always leave thinking that I have the most amazing friends in the world! Each couple has a refreshingly strong and happy marriage ranging in length from 3 to 30 years - the common thread in each marriage was that the spouses constantly and continually encouraged and sincerely complimented the strengths of the other.

Corning, NY (home to the famous glass museum) with Chris and Carolyn and Glacier. Carolyn and I were in many of the same graduate education classes at Binghamton University - we knew we would be friends when one professor made us line up by our horoscope sign and Carolyn and I were the only two who had no care or clue about our sign!

Glacier is a very happy baby and even though he had a cold, he had so much energy and kept jumping up and down and smiling and smiling!

A park in Corning, NY.

Paul, Debbie, Blaise and Melody in Bainbridge. I met Debbie on one of the hardest days of my life and ever since then she has been a tremendously cheerful and encouraging friend.

Melody is four and she read me three or four little chapter books at lightning speed!

Blaise is absolutely irrestible!

Sue is the most astounding teacher ever. I was privileged to work with her when I taught elementary science. She, along with her husband, Bill (taking the picture) will always be my model educators. On top of that, they are both true saints and are some of the most thoughtful and generous people that I have ever met in my life.