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Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's 2:20 am...

...and I just got home from my farewell party with my co-workers and students. I was so amazed at how many people showed up (about 55) and grateful for their support as I move back to the States to pursue my next goal of going to grad school.
I know I've mentioned it here before and to my family and friends back home, but I just have to say again how thankful I am to have had such great students. There were so many times that I felt so homesick or sad or moody before a lesson, but as soon as I started teaching, my students would say something or give me a big smile that always brightened my day. They have been funny, kind, warm and generous; so patient when I was new and my dear friends as I leave.

I'm not going to lie - there were definitely some tears shed tonight.


Mary said...

Hopefully, you'll get a chance to return! I love reading your blog because it reminds me of my time spent in Japan.

Anonymous said...

I am very proud of you Bri-chan.
And I am also proud that I AM one of your student and AM your friend. :)
Thanks a loooooooooooooot and hope you will have a lot of fun here before leaving.And hope we meet again sooooooooooooon !


Anonymous said...

we miss you so much. you in a conversation between matt and i often.... like bri comes home in (insert days)