Today I was reminded of the amazing community I am a part of. We had a going away party for a student in the other 4th grade class who has been a part of the community for 4 years. His mom threw this great party for the students and a handful of other moms come in and help. He gave a short presentation of where he was going and she said a short thank you to the students. It caught me off guard how emotional she was and I became emotional even though I barely know the mom or the student, since they are in the other class. She was expressing her sincere appreciation for the community and group of students her son was a part of. It reminded me of how bless I am to be part of it as well. My school is so supporting, encouraging, and welcoming to all and it is truly an amazing place to work.
Anyway, we have 2.5 days of school left until break and I could not be happier!! I love my students but I am ready for a good 3 weeks away from them! Moe and I will be enjoying Christmas in Chiang Mai and then heading to Siem Reap, Cambodia for the last few days of break. We cant wait to see the beautiful temples.
I hope you all are enjoying your holidays and hopefully cool weather. I have finally decorated everywhere for Christmas in hopes to begin to think Christmas. The weather is slowly cooling down so that is helping a bit. I love this time of year, but it is definitely much harder being away from all our family and loved ones. We think of you all often! Here is our little taste of Christmas. I love it!