Thursday, July 19, 2012

Excused Absence?

Good morning teacher friends!

Perhaps you have wondered "Where on earth is Ms. Boyle?!" Well, I must admit...I am embarrassed by my lack of presence here the past month, but I hope you will deem this an "excused absence!"

On June 16, my dearest friend (Mister Ben) picked me up to go on a little visit to our alma mater, Elon University, where we had planned to meet up with one of our friends who is on staff at the university. We arrived at 5:00 that evening which so happens to be the time where there is a 15 minute chime series that Mister Ben has always adored...I always tell him this is one of his many "old man" qualities!

As we pulled onto campus, the bells were ringing and he suggested we go listen to them on one of the benches before meeting with our friend. As we are walking towards the bench he advised me to watch my step as there was a gaping hole in the brick pathway.

It is important to know that it has been a longstanding tradition at Elon to steal borrow a brick on the night of graduation. I use mine as a bookend in my home. 

I then responded by saying how the school must have not been able to replace all of the missing bricks yet! That is when Mister Ben showed his smooth side with the suave comment of "Good thing I'm always prepared" and presented me with his graduation brick engraved with that date and the biggest and most exciting question! He got down on his knee and expressed the happiest words I have heard in my life. In my state of joy, it truly took me a moment to express my resounding YES!


I have spent the last few weeks traveling, visiting family, attending weddings of friends, and...prepping for our upcoming nuptials!

I do promise to return to the sharing of ideas and teacher support found in the blog world though! I felt that I couldn't simply post my next idea share before explaining my extended absence.

So while my lack of contributing has not been due to an "educational experience" I do hope y'all will grant me this excused absence!