I was hours from my home, staying in a resort hidden in the mountains and surrounded by serenity, lounging by the pool after my incredible day at the spa. The waitress brought me a lovely cocktail, the sun was shining and I was wearing a two-piece bathing suit that I NEVER imagined I would wear.
I was more relaxed than I’d been in a long, long time.
Then, I heard the words.
“Mrs. Smythe!! HEY! Mrs. SMYTHE!” I popped up from the lounge chair and a soaking wet Laura ran to me and wrapped her arms around me in surprised glee. I was just as thrilled to see her, and hugged her tightly.
It wasn’t until I saw her parents that I realized I was wearing a two-piece bathing suit. Lord Have Mercy – I don’t think there’s a child in the world who wants to see one of their former teachers in a two-piece bathing suit; and I don’t think there’s a teacher in the world who wants a child’s PARENTS to see her in one.
Unless, of course, she’s lost 35 pounds. (Plus that other 225 lbs. that shall remain nameless.)
Then it kind of rocks.
life is lovely....and full of amazing surprises.
(Sweet Cheezes – isn’t there ANYWHERE in this country I can go without being spotted by one of my former students?)