Stately McDaniel Manor via Wow! Magazine by Mike McDaniel

The end of the school year is a bittersweet time for teachers. It’s satisfying to bring to an end a year of hard work. That engenders a feeling of accomplishment, of completion. But it’s always sad, because very soon, our classes will meet for the final time. Each class with its unique personality, comprised of the unique personalities of each of you, will die, never to be reborn.

That understanding always leaves me with a sense of loss. Soon, I’ll rise in the morning and realize I can no longer look forward to seeing each of you every day. It’s like losing an old, trusted, beloved friend, many times over.

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Mike McDaniel is a fellow council member of Wow! Magazine.  You can by avail yourself of Mike’s essays at Wow! and at his website, Stately McDaniel Manor.