Monday, August 25, 2008

World's Collide

Yesterday was such a great day. I went to church with an old friend Leslie. I had not seen her in a really long time, but now she is a Freshman at APSU (our local college). She moved from her home town, where Daniel and I lived about 6 years ago. When we were there she was in middle school and Daniel was the Music and Youth Minister. She was very active in the youth group. I also student taught in McKenzie, then filled a long term leave for a teacher and taught Leslie in the 6th grade. So now she walks in as a grown up and instantly I felt my world's collide. It was so much fun to see her again and to catch up a little bit and to introduce her to our new church.

Then immediately after church we went to the BCM in Memphis w/ the Daniel Doss Band. Lots of college student were there mingling and introducing new friends. I ended up standing by one girl who was alone so I started the random college conversation question with her....1. what is your major? 2. what year are you? 3. where are you from? (MARTIN, TN). Then she said, "I'M ZOE!" I THINK I SCREAMED! My first year of teaching was at Sharon School and I taught PE, Library, and Health. Zoe was one of my students!!!! She was in 7th grade then, but is a beautiful grown woman now starting her first year at the University of Memphis. She always had a spark in her that made things fun. I was pretty hard on her, and was definitely a terrible first year teacher, but it was great to see her again, I was blown away as yet again I saw my world's collide.

Zoe and I at the DDB concert in Memphis.

3 comments:

Freddy T. Wyatt said...

yo...oh man that is crazy! i've been talking with folks a lot lately how i've felt the weight of how fast life is going by lately. can you believe it?

David and Lori Plus 8 said...

ok, so I signed up for twitter and it says I'm on....but now how do I do it? aaaahh, I need a lesson...Ben, Ron, and your exchanges today cracked me up!!! How was your date? Whenever you want a date with 2 year olds, just let me know....

a wandering heart said...

I've tagged you in a meme on my blog... hope you'll play along!