Over the past couple of months, I have been immensely grateful for reunions.
Reunions are wonderful, uplifting and just so very fantastic!
I think this is the first time I've been home and not taken photos of us...
This 'photo' is also relevant in a couple of paragraphs from here...
When I came back to New Zealand, I had the best reunion of all... Phill was at there waiting for me. He had taken the day off work, got up at 4 a.m. and took a cab to the airport - just so he could be there when I got back. Since I wasn't expecting him, I walked right by him (again - just like the last time he surprised me at the airport.) When I did see him, I vaguely remember launching myelf into his arms and squealing at the top of my lungs. It was the best thing to come back to and made me SO very happy.
I love this guy.
The day before school started, I was lucky enough to have a quick reunion with my dear friend LeeAnn. She came up to Auckland for work and we went out for a lovely dinner, walked along the beach and had a good catch up. I always look forward to her work visits and our friendship makes me soul happy. We haven't taken any photos of us together in ages. That is something that must be remedied next time we're visiting each other!
Finally, I went back to work. It's always nice to meet up with the people I work with and having a good gab with them is great. The people I work with are really quite awesome... but my favourite reunion to do with work was having my class back again. In Montessori, the students stay in a class for a three year cycle. Due to the way the New Zealand school system works and our wider school going up to year 8, students have the opportunity to stay in the 9-12 class for four years. I had a few students leave, as they do when they get older and I have now ten children that are new to my class. Every year, I really look forward to having my kids back again. I love the relationship I build with my students because I have them for several years at a time... and I get to do that because we get to have our reunion every February. They are really good kids and yes, they make me crazy at times (as I'm sure they do to their parents too) but I know that I'm lucky to have them.
I don't feel right putting up photos of children that are not related to me, but rest assured, I have many great photos of them and they are gorgeous.
How I love a good reunion!!