Celebrate with Ruth Ayres @ ruth ayres writes …. because, we need to celebrate moments in our lives every chance we get!
Today, I’m celebrating:
Time with my three children. I don’t blog much about them because their lives are not my story to tell, but I am grateful and proud of the people they are. Spending time with all three of them in one place is hard to do these days, when they are busy building lives of their own outside the circle of our family life. So I celebrate this Thanksgiving break, when the sounds of their voices and their laughter filled our home once again.
My memories of presenting with the Two Writing teachers team (sans Beth Moore, who was much missed) at NCTE 14. This was such an exhilarating experience, especially since it was in the company of so many of our SOL writing community.
And my memories of meeting anew the many amazing and dedicated teachers I blog with and link up through Twitter every day. Teaching can never be a lonely profession when it is shared with such people.
Being in the room to hear Jacqueline Woodson speak about Brown Girl Dreaming. I was spellbound by her grace and humanity, her sense of humor and her utter honesty. We are fortunate to have her voice crafting stories for us today.