Saturday, May 30, 2009


"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same." Anonymous

I love this quote. I have had many people come into my life and leave footprints on my heart. No matter what path I take or that friend takes, we are always connected through experiences, emotions, and a common ground.

I have worked with Joan for 8 years. For the first 2 years, we worked with a wonderful teacher, Jill, as technicians in a transitional kindergarten class. Jill left footprints on my heart and we still keep in touch even though she's been living in California for 6 years. (Note my Disneyland post) Joan became the teacher and I have worked with her as her technician for 6 years. I have learned alot from Joan -probably because she's Canadian! :-)

For the past 3 years, Karen has been in the classroom with us. We make a great team and we're good friends. There are some changes brewing that will mix things up at school. Joan is moving to China for the next 2 years! Karen is going to school to get her special ed endorsement and will become the teacher. I will be her technician in the afternoon and a speech technician in the morning!

Karen and I wanted to do something special for Joan. I asked my amazingly talented son, Dan, to paint a picture of the 3 of us! This is what he did!
Changes have come but we will always be connected. We have to be...

... We've been immortalized!


Camille said...

That's a very nice likeness of you - of all of you, actually!

Valerie said...

Awww...what a nice painting! Did he do your profile picture too?
Friends are awesome.
Change is hard.
Love your blog. As my dd would say, "you're my favorite"! :)

Joanie said...

Connie, I have to agree with your comment on learning so much from me because I am Canadian. How True...
The picture was a perfect gift, and I just love it. Thanks to your wonderfully talented son Dan for
making me look so beautiful.
From you Connie, I have learned how important it is to spell words correctly. Not a strong point with us Canadians, but I will try.
I think you will find next year to be very exciting and you will learn so much from Lorie. I will certainly miss working with you so much. Hope I enjoy all my changes.

gigi said...

This was so sweet and I agree about our friends and how special they are in oour lives. But that art work is amazing!! You are right about your sons talent too, wonderful!

linda said...

Just stopping by and thought I'd leave a comment...hope you don't mind.

The picture is beautiful and looks just like the 3 of you. Your son has quite a talent!

It's always hard when changes happen that involve our dear friends. I wish the best for all of you. My very dear friend from work moved to Oregon in December. There's not a day at work that I don't miss her and think about her. She definately left her footprint on my heart.

Sondra said...

You DO have an amazing talented son - the picture is breathtaking. What a wonderful thing immortalize a special friendship. WOW!

funky bag freak said...

Wow! Amazing talented boy! It's beautiful.

Thank you so much for coming by and checking on me. I've missed everyone in bloggy land.

wendy said...

What a great painting --a wonderful gift!!! Joan must be soooooo cool, being Canadian and all!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kazzy said...

You both have changed me for the best. I love ya tons!

Ann Marie said...

I want to know where you teach.. Are you a Utahn?

I know EXACTLY what you mean about friends.. I think know matter the miles, when they are true friends, they stay that way..

Your sons got talent! :)

SO GRATEFUL-GRATEFUL that you got a following button! Whoo-hoo!
Now I won't miss any of your updates! :)

Happy June 1st!

Nana said...

That painting is wonderful. What a talented son you have there.

Good luck w/ the new changes. I have a hard time w/ change. That's why I keep Papa around.

Cherie said...

That is SO NEAT!! What a treasure -I just can't get over it - Love it!

It is so great to have good friends.

Kamee said...

I agree, the three of you are amazing!!