Saturday, June 21, 2008

July 1--Home Sweet Home

I have only about a week left here in Mexico, and while I'm excited that teaching will be over, I think I may go into depression upon returning Stateside and leaving wonderful people and an incredible life here. And even though the last few weeks of school are pure craziness and disaster, I want to cry at the thought of not hanging out with such sweet, precious kids everyday in my upcoming year.
God has blessed me SO much with school this year. I have the greatest job ever. I'm pretty sure I laughed every day.. I received countless little gifts and smiles and notes. I was brought sushi, yogurt, and mangoes-on-a-stick for lunch. It has been unforgettable.

Here are some pictures of yesterday--it was Ice Cream Day and also Hi Seok and Michelle's last day with us (lucky early leavers!)

Hi Seok, sadly, is moving back to Korea on Monday. I'm so proud of that kid. He came here to Lincoln this year for his first year in Mexico. When he started he spoke and understood a fraction of the English he now knows. He has also managed to become a best friend to most of the boys and girls in my class.

He also called me yesterday, which he does every so often to ask about homework. This time, however, it went something like this:
Me: Hello?
Hi Seok: Hi. I am Hi Seok.
Me: Hi, Hi Seok. How are you?
Hi Seok: Fine. Do you see the white things???

(It was raining and hailing at the time. I was at my window watching the hail when he called)

Me: Yes, I do! Hi Seok... did you call me to tell me about the hail?
Hi Seok: Yes.

Our conversation continued... and included his asking me, "but, I don't understand. How does it happen?".
How cute is he? I couldn't love him any more.

I'm looking forward to seeing some of you very soon! Enjoy the end of June.


  1. Tara, I'm so sad that you're leaving Mexico, but really happy that you'll be coming to Florida soon. Please tell me that we can hang out. PLEASE.

  2. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Hi Tara, you don't know me, but I think I'm going to be the one replacing you at the Lincoln School. I've loved reading your blog and getting a glimse of the school environment and kids I shall be with. My husband will also be teaching at the school. he'll be teaching 4th Grade - so probably have some of your kids in his class!!

    All the best with moving back - if you have a moment we'd love to hear from you.. our email is