Funny thing is, that I was just looking at some recent pictures of my former students. I worked with them when they were 8-9 years old. This was a special group, so we've kept in contact through the years. The pictures I saw today were pictures of young ladies and young men. Not pictures of 8-9 year old kids. These kids are gangly teens now. Looking at them and seeing how much they've changed in the past few years.... makes me feel old. At the same time, it makes me proud to see what wonderful people they have grown into.
Me, on the other hand? It's been a whirlwind, that's for sure!