Step by step. Ten years. I have been walking this path. Hundreds of faces I have greeted. Carrying children. Holding children's hands. Walking beside them. This path has been my journey.With little then 2 weeks left of school for Josh - this path is over. The end of a chapter.
I look back to the beginning of my journey at Silkwood. We were the first ones. We were the pioneering group. This beautiful school was led by teachers and parents united - we all held so much optimism and enthusiasm. The parents and children took pride in something great. Teachers, parents and children all stood side by side and built this school. From the hay bale walls to each brush of paint to scattering seed which later become beautiful gardens.
We were all very aware that we were the pioneers of something great. This was a privilege granted to only a few. It was a time when everyone knew each others first and surnames. I loved that. Seasonal festivals were so intimate.
The years have past by with many amazing experiences. Memories that my children and I will forever cherish.
Today 10 years on this little school is not so little anymore. It has changed in many ways but still offers a unique education for those that choose it.
I will be forever grateful that my children had this experience for their education. The friendships that my children and I have made will last a lifetime.
At this point it is the end of my journey at Silkwood. Grace will be homeschooled for her early years and then we will see.......