There is a sculpture in the garden at Emu Point that is regularly decorated to reflect the theme of what’s happening around us. Today I woke up to find that Melody’s got her school clothes on. Melody’s change of outfit and a few facebook posts led me to think of my friends who are winding up for a new academic year.
I’ve always been fortunate (or strategic) in having jobs that I really enjoy doing. For the past 8 years this has meant turning up to school ready to share the responsibility of caring for nearly 900 teenagers. Today I have been thinking of the amazing team of people who have turned up to do it all over again; while I enjoy a lazy lie-in, breaky and a read of the paper at Emu Point cafe, and a bit of time thinking and writing.
These people are an amazing bunch. Humble, caring, tough, dependable, reliable, enthusiastic, funny. They epitomise the essence of servant leadership. It has been a privilege to work alongside them, to serve them, to share their lives and families and dreams and aspirations. I miss them deeply and pray over them daily. They have carried me through my darkest days and celebrated the joys of life with me. I aspire to be like them.
Go well my friends.