Monday, June 16, 2014

*Heart Flutter*

This last weekend I had the pleasure of escorting the Girl Scouts to the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. The girls worked hard this spring selling cookies to pay for this trip. We only took five girls, which meant that we needed to take two cars. I only had one rider, Morgan.

My McGillicuddy 

I have known Morgan for eight years now. She was in my first grade class my second year of teaching and I then got the adventure of teaching her again in fourth grade.

We have always had a special relationship and her mother often tells me that I need to take her home with me! Needless to say, I was pretty excited about the time with her.

Really the whole weekend ended up being Morgan and I with the other five sprinkled in. We went to the library at the YMCA and each got a book. I love sitting and reading with friends. Each of us reading our own book.

We also met a new friend together. His name was Jonah and he had to be the cutest kid ever. We were at the playground and he just waltzed up to us and asked if we wanted some ice cream. For the next twenty minutes we played ice cream shop with Jonah and his dad. It made my *heart flutter* to see her play along with him. It wasn't that long ago that I had played such games with Morgan herself! She was his age when I met her.

We went to a cute little coffee shop and sat next to the river. We were even daring enough to try a Chicken Fried Latte! Mind blowing!

She was even the one to discover that we had a visitor outside our bedroom window. I did not believe her at first since she had played a similar joke earlier in the weekend.

This is the second closest my car and myself have been to a bear.
You can read THAT story here.

Saturday night we all went down into town to walk around and do a little shopping. While doing so I was in the market for a new lanyard for school. I was unsuccessful in my search.

Tonight I get a text from her mom asking if I was home and could they drop something by for me. In walks Morgan with a new lanyard for me! It was such a thoughtful gift that she knew I needed.

Again, I am so thankful for the fact that friends come in all ages. I have several friends that are a good 15 to 20 years younger than I am. I never imagined that as a teacher I would make life long friends.

Do you have any friends that are a significant age difference?

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