After a lengthy layoff, I’m back to the blog. I’m sure you’re all very excited. Yay!
Today I begin a short series of goodbyes. After 10 years of living and ministering in Vienna, it is bittersweet to leave. Part of leaving well is saying goodbye to some of the places I’ll miss.
Goodbye computer lab. Room number 207. My home away from home for the last 10 years. Goodbye nice green chair with your perfectly formed six-pack abs, much like my own.
Goodbye carpet that created its own static, providing ammunition for teenagers to zap each other and their computers. Goodbye windows that open, a novelty in our school building.
Goodbye desk that is surprisingly clean in this picture, and goodbye swiveling lights attached to the wall. Goodbye projector that beamed a decade’s worth of demonstrations, videos, and projects.
Goodbye to my room, tucked away in a corner obscured by stacks of chairs, across from the boys bathroom. Goodbye blue plastic swivel chairs. Many students have sat in you trying to resist the urge to roll or spin. Some succeeding. Most failing.
Goodbye classroom where hundreds of students listened, talked, prayed, typed, learned. Thank you for being a place where my students could gather. Without you my life would not be touched by those I sought to serve everyday.
You are no longer my room, but I will always remember fondly the time when you were.