I started asking God for her in the 7th grade, but I didn’t find her for about two more decades. I asked for someone who I could tell ANYthing to, who wouldn’t judge me but would shoot straight with me. Someone I could be open, honest, and real with. Someone who would share wisdom and guidance but also listen and hear me. Someone I could also have fun with. I just have to say, I got WAY more than I asked for or imagined and the gratitude in my heart actually bubbles over on-the-regular for this gem of a human. She enthusiastically taught my kids about integrity and hard work as she helped pack my house and included them in the work. She was our first visitor here in Naples, and I truly am not sure I would be thriving without her helping us get off to a good start. She’s blunt and real and fun and hilarious and genuine and accepting and one of the most loving souls I’ve ever met. She’s my emergency “Oh my gosh I’m freaking out I have to talk to Mary” person. She’s also my “That is hilarious I have to tell Mary” and my “I’m so sad and lonely I have to talk to Mary”. She gives solid feedback, helps me process, and will totally call me on my shit. She makes me think. She’s also super encouraging and inspiring. We laugh until we cry and we cry and we raise our eyebrows and read each others minds. She was my boys’ favorite drama teacher on the planet, and whenever they meet fun adults they always say, “They are kinda like Mrs. G except of course not quite as awesome.” I feel sad for anyone who doesn’t have a Mary in their lives. One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever been given and well worth the two decade wait. Miss you so very much and love you heaps.
Also, a huge CONGRATS to our Mrs. G for being teacher of the year! Well-deserved and our forever teacher-of-the-lifetime.
@maryg770 thank you. You’ve done more for my heart and soul than I’ll ever be able to adequately express.
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