This week has been full of many kinds of goodbyes ...
I've been trying to remind myself:
It's not goodbye forever -- it's until we meet again.
To staff and colleagues waving through a computer screen
To my students through snail-mail in a postcard
To fifth graders moving on to junior high
To trusted teachers and staff at my daughters' school
To the last two months of doing school online
To a school year full of joy and hope ... and strife and stress
To the last day of school today
Saying goodbye is always hard.
But closure is necessary to move on.
So goodbye until we meet again.
And hello summer.