Thursday, March 18, 2010

goodbye my friend

yesterday i recieved some very sad news that my working partner Penny had passed away. completely unexpected, she leaves 2 children and her very loved husband. she also has left many friends and coworkers, but most of all, she leaves behind hundreds of children whose lives were touched and changed through her teaching and her belief that no matter what ones circumstances were they could learn and would learn. you see, Penny was a specialist in her field of teaching children who were learning challenged. many of them needed mothering, counseling and a safe environment to come and push their minds as well as their hearts.

penny and i literally worked side by side, often sharing classrooms with other school programs. we socialized beyond the work day, enjoying each other's company and friendship. we were a good team together and days spent with her were some of the best years of my life.

so now, way too soon, i say goodbye my friend. the tears i shed today will turn to laughter when we meet again. i love you penny...


boho girl said...

this breaks my heart.

she was one of those people that was the "change" the world needed.

thinking of you, today sis...and your tender heart and your grief. loving you and wrapping my limbs around you.

i love you.

Wanda said...

Oh how sad. So glad you will see her again in heaven.

This world needs more teachers like Penny and Darlene!

Jack K. said...

I am saddened by your loss. Please accept my condolences.

Thanks for sharing the information of all of the good that Penny, and you, did. Just think of the changes that she has made in the lives that she touched. Perhaps you could see how some of these youngsters have fared since they came under Penny's tutelage. Perhaps she has created a couple more "Pennys" by how she treated them.

May love and peace be with you always. said...

So sorry for you loss Darlene. What a beautiful tribute.