As I have been gone, I have been thinking a lot about family and friends. I really enjoy being here in Ukraine and I love becoming involved in their lives. I have been impressed at how important family and tradition is to these people. It is
wonderful to see. I will be sad to leave this great city, but I look forward to seeing Mrs. Bundy and talking and visiting with my family. Family is the most important and I miss them. I want them to be happy. When they are happy, I am happy.
I also miss my great high school pupils back in Idaho. The pupils here in Mariupol are wonderful and they have truly enriched my life this past week. I look forward to sharing my experiences with all of you back in Idaho.
If you are wondering why I am writing this, it is because I found my very own “thinking chair” in the park. I was able to sit back this morning as I prepare to leave Mariupol and
think about what is so very important to me. My most valuable possessions are my family and ALL the great pupils I get to know as a teacher.