Saturday, May 14, 2016

Well Deserved Retirement

My sister, Leta, is retiring from many years of teaching in Whitfield and Murray County in Georgia. She started out in a very challenging position in Whitfield County. The children at the school were from a poorer area and they did not have the advantages that most students enjoyed before arriving at kindergarten.  After many happy years at that school, she applied for a position in our home county. Our Daddy was sick and Leta felt the  need to be closer to home to help Mother as she could. So more years of teaching first grade before a surprise move to fifth grade. As usual my sister put everything she had into learning to teach the older children and their curriculum. This year she decided she would retire at the end of the school year.

She was honored at her school. I know they will miss her energy, passion and enthusiasm for teaching.

And here are some of her colleagues from over her years in teaching. They made a point to be at the party.

I know that Leta will continue to be involved in education in some way just not on a daily basis.  I am so proud of my sister and to think of all the children she has impacted over the years is just mind boggling.   Good Teachers are one of life's greatest blessings.

Update on Kayleigh....they did not get a good report from the physicians at St Jude. The tumor can be treated to alleviate symptoms but her parents were told the tumor is terminal.  What a witness this family is having in our area as they are facing this diagnosis with courage and a determination to make the most of the time they have left with this precious girl. If you would like to follow their journey you can join the Facebook page, Prayers for Kayleigh.  Kayleigh's mom, Carrow, is keeping it updated so prayers can be specific.

Have a good weekend friends...we are off to Audrey's first birthday party. You can be sure there will be pictures on Monday!


Barbara said...

Sad, sad news. It is so astounding when children are give a terminal diagnosis. How can that be? How can the poor parents endure this? My hearts and prayers go out.

As for your sister... Whoo Hoo. Retirement the next stage. Hope she finds some lovely things to keep her busy.

Mari said...

Sad news on Kayleigh. I'm thankful her parents have faith to lean on.
Congratulations to your sister!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Ladies, I agree with you both. It is a heartache that can only be imagined. The family is doing well for now. They are trying to make life as normal as possible.

And my sister is excited to have some time for herself. She told me that she has already had several job offers.

Terri D said...

Congratulations to your sister!! Bless her for her years of impacting children's lives.

I'm sorry to hear about Kayleigh and will certainly call up the page on Facebook so prayers will continue...

Looking forward to those birthday party photos!

Heather said...

Congratulations to your sister! Such sad news about Kayleigh. I'm heartborken for her family, but especially her parents. So glad they have God and their faith to rest on.