verge (vʉrj)
the edge, brink, or margin (of something): also used figuratively the verge of the forest, on the verge of hysteria

to tend or incline (to or toward)
to be in the process of change or transition into something else; pass gradually (into) dawn verging into daylight

Friday, June 10, 2011

My Sister Avery: Class Act

My sister is the best teacher I know. Avery's devotion and energy is unparalleled.  I not only marvel at her ability to go to the nth degree, but also her passion for doing so. There is no doubt that she has expanded the hearts and minds of her students and they are very fortunate to have shared the joy of learning with her. Tally up the camping trips, the morning cafes, the llama-feedings, the pet snakes, and all the other energetic projects she has brought to the classroom, and it's easy to imagine the brilliantly woven tapestry of memories her students must carry.
And for those of us who know her outside the classroom, we know she brings that same energy, passion, and thoughtfulness wherever she goes. If you know her, you absolutely love her for this. Today, in the humblest of ways, she taught us all about dignity and character. It was truly a class act.
The world is now your classroom, dear Avery, and the lesson goes on.


  1. There's no like button but I would press it if I could *presses invisible like button*

  2. *pressing invisible like button* about you, nell!

  3. Oh, I'm all amongst yourselves.

  4. Beautiful picture of a beautiful spirit. Avery has a class act for a sister, as well.