Seems like I could tell a story for every photo I take, but this one... well, there's a lot to say!
I decided to move to SC, which meant leaving my teaching position at Durango High School in Las Vegas. Leaving a group of teachers is a difficult thing to do- I had been at that school for 6 years and we had all shared our happiest and saddest moments with each other.
Prior to my leaving I had fallen off my bike, broken my leg and ankle and spent 3 months in a wheel chair. My department held me together and supported me with more love and understanding than could ever be expected. When the time came to say goodbye they presented me with these balloons and we all had one last laugh together. The memory is all the more bittersweet because the giver of the balloons, a close teacher friend, has since passed away from liver cancer.