I had the joy this week of going on an ice skating field trip with Sweet Cheeks. You remember her name used to be Perma-Baby? She lived up to her name. She did NOT want to let go of the railing, even with me...skating champ of the 70's...ice skating backwards while holding both her hands.
I kept encouraging her, and she kept begging for me to hold her. I turned around, and then she just let go. I will never forget the proud look on her face! I did it, Mom!
And our precious student Lin, recently diagnosed with cancer, went with us and stood on the sidelines, watching her classmates skate. And then I got an idea. I asked the ice rink "helper" if he would take her for a spin. He was more than happy to do it. I think there were more than a couple of us with a tear to wipe away.
Here are the Oasis 1st and 2nd grade classes, doing a "silly pose." I do believe that is my daughter down front licking imaginary snowflakes!
I loved going, and it didn't hurt a bit that there was a Starbucks right next to the rink. I'm just sayin'....