It was the end of year picnic for Pixie's preschool. It is also the last year this particular preschool will be open.
This preschool is heavenly. It is a caring environment, the children were the focus, their blossoming into caring compassionate people with a love of investigation and learning. The children were not forced or coerced into learning they were inspired to- by exploring. Their hearts and souls were treasured.
This is the place were I met treasured friends who got me through some truly amazing people who I am honored to call my friends. They have prayed for me, cared for me, and just been amazing.
The school had been open for more than 40 years serving many generations of children in the area with the same child centered loving environment- and this year they closed their doors.
At the end of year the picnic is a great time to say goodbye to friends and look forward to the next year. There is no next year. This is the last time my kids will run in the field. Play on the climber. Go into the school. Hug their teacher.
There will be no more children nurtured by the loving teachers. For a while it was just as fun as any end of year picnic, until it dawned on me.... this is it. Its over.