Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015: proudest moment

Leighanna Brett flanked by brothers Michael and Logan
With Mom and Dad: Darlene and David

2015: The Best & Worst! This is the time of the year when writers coast. They dream up their totally subjective best and worse lists for the year that's rapidly coming to a close. Why? So they can focus on the important things...the holidays. So with that in mind:

My friend Marielle says that if you actually think about how fast your children grow up, it'll break your heart. She now has two grown daughters and one grandson.

Wasn't it only yesterday when my niece Leighanna was flying around her neighborhood in her bright red firetruck?


It was over twenty years ago. 

Whish. That's the sound of time passing. 

My proudest moment of 2015 came on December 12 in Greeneville when our little fireman Leighanna Bales Brett graduated from Tusculum College with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary K-6.

She hopes to be a second or third grade teacher, so she has figured it out. If every year she is mentoring a new group of 8- and 9-year-olds, her young charges never grow up. A new group replaces the old. So there's none of that inevitable heartache.

Proud of you Leighanna! Hug you. 

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