this year changed naomi.
graced with a wise teacher (“the best teacher there is”) and preserved friendships, she grew to love school.
the official 5th grade recognition was a treat.
i cried watching these young people sing way high up there teetering between two phases of childhood.
even now, when i imagine them singing, “nothing’s gonna change my world…nothing’s gonna change my world…” i can hardly take it. i’ll have to upload that video.
naomi helped choreograph a dance, something she really enjoyed.
these two have been friends their entire lives. we dreamt of them before we knew them. i trust that these next three years apart will only strengthen their love for each other (absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?). we celebrated with supper together, desserts of their choice.
what’s the big deal? she still has to go to school.
it’s my special day too, mom.