When a Daughter’s Dream is Realized

Suzanne Family

Last week, my husband and I visited my daughter Meredith’s school in San Francisco. She’s a first grade teacher at a private international school. At the end of July, she will be moving to China to teach 3rd grade at an international school. We had lived in Hong Kong for four years while Meredith was in elementary and middle school. That experience set into motion the dream Meredith had to become an international teacher. She received her credential and Master’s degree, taught in a Chinese school, and now . . . her dream is getting realized. So proud of her for identifying a clear goal and working to make it happen. Our family will really miss Meredith (that’s an understatement!) . . . but here is where technology is a wonderful tool. Looking forward to lots of Skype time and texts and calls. And visits, too! She’ll be back for her brother’s wedding in October, then again for Christmas. And we plan to get over to Asia. A lot.

So . . . one chapter ends, another begins. Here’s a look at our visit:

The international school in San Francisco

The international school in San Francisco

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An assembly to recognize the children's birthdays and accomplishments. Including a special goodbye to Meredith!

An assembly to recognize the children’s birthdays and accomplishments. Including a special goodbye to Meredith!

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My husband and Meredith in her classroom.

My husband and Meredith in her classroom.

Reading corner! I would have spent hours here as a child.

Reading corner! I would have spent hours here as a child.

Kids went home . . . end of the day.

Kids went home . . . end of the day.

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