empty boats

this week i got the chance to partner again with the ARC to take 45 5th graders kayaking on the little ark river. i don’t have many pics because my camera was tucked safely away in the dry bag during the paddle and i was occupied helping to load and unload boats. i found it interesting that all the photos i have are of empty boats.

 next week, i will spend my last two days at this school that i have so enjoyed for the past 3 years.  these boats may be empty here, but i will remember all the laughs, smiles and the “hey, i’m good at this” that i heard that day and the previous 186 school days.

as i send them on to middle school and move on myself to a new building, this image of all these brightly colored, empty boats will hang with me.

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