An Ode to Melanie

This post is dedicated to Melanie, my French tutor and friend.  She will be moving back to France in two weeks.  It will be a great loss to my family and to me.

Donuts for Cole's 8th birthday. Yum!

Doing what we like best: making maps.

Good Bye, Melanie.

Note from mom: Melanie, I pray this will not be a forever good-bye.  I very much hope we will see you again.  You have poured yourself into these children for almost 3 years.  I am so grateful to you.
God be with you.   Love - Kathleen