We have had some GORGEOUS weather here the last few weeks! The last few days have started to get even warmer, but we are taking advantage of spring while we can! We were thrilled to spend Saturday morning with Rico and Lawren!
I met both of them several years ago. Rico was actually one of my students in Algebra class. After butting heads a few times, Rico started bringing his girlfriend in for lunch and we would all sit and chat. Those lunches became a highlight for me each day and really helped remind me of why I started teaching in the first place. I was especially drawn to high school because of real conversations and seeing so much happen as students grew up. Rico did NOT like Algebra (and that is a big understatement). Somewhere along the way, he was able to separate me from the subject though. We would chat about their dreams, their hopes, their weekends, and every now and then a little argument along the way. I learned so much from them both and was sad when we had lost touch a year or two later.
Thank goodness for MySpace and Facebook! Yes - we were able to reconnect through both of those at different times. Rico even helped me surprise one of my BFF's with a tattoo and Lawren has been studying photography when she can. After 9+ years - Rico finally asked her to spend the rest of her life with him! Of course she said yes!
Rico and Lawren - Thanks for letting us celebrate with you! We are soooooo excited for you and to see what God does with you next. I count it a great privilege to have known you for so long. Rico - thank you for teaching me much more about life and being a teacher in the real world. Lawren - thank you for putting up with Rico for so long and keeping us both sane! I am so very proud of you both! Please know that I am always here and look forward to seeing your lives become one!