February 22, 2009

Surprise Ending

This post is overdue, but my sentiments are still valid, so I still wanted to share it.

The week leading up to Valentine's Day was a rough one for me. My family was still dealing with drama surrounding my aunt's death, and although I managed to stay away from the conflict, I felt the stress for my mom and others involved.

Furthermore, I received some bad news at work: our numbers are down for next year, which means there is a high probability that I may lose my job. This is devastating news to me because I really love my job - I love my co-workers, my students, the curriculum... I've said numerous times that I am so lucky to have landed this position. And now I'm heartbroken at the possibility of having to leave this place I love so much.

On Friday, one of the secretaries called me in my classroom over the intercom to ask that I come pick something up in the office at the end of my study hall. I was instantly curious as to what it could be.

At the end of the period, I walked (nervously... I'll admit. Surprises always make me nervous.) to the office and discovered a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my "Secret Admirer!" I was touched - almost to the point of tears. You see, these flowers were not just Valentine's Day flowers. These flowers were meant to brighten what had been a dreary week - that is love!

Thank you again, Corey, for the beautiful bouquet! You are so thoughtful and supportive, and I am lucky to have you in my life. No matter what happens, I am blessed to have you by my side. I love you!


  1. I may be already-emotional from the last few Oscar presentations, but that is TOO. SWEET!

    Take it from a new entrepreneur...I feel your pain, girl. Keep the faith.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Melissa! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    I guess one nice thing about being self-employed is that no one can lay you off! :)