When meeting new people I am often asked "What was that like?" after finding out that I grew up in a small, conservative Texas town. I'm not sure what they expect my answer to be, but I think that they are often surprised by my response. I have always looked back on my time in high school with fondness. I feel very fortunate because I know that not everyone can say that about their high school experience.
This weekend Forney High School's Class of 2006 celebrated it's 10 year reunion and I was reminded, once again, of why my time in high school was so special.
As we all arrived, it was a bit of a strange feeling. "What is this going to be like?" "How have ten years passed already?" But we all began to catch up (and have a drink or two) and it was like barely any time had passed at all. It was so nice to see old friend groups come together and share stories and laughs about old times.
I am so impressed with the people that we have become. Educators. Mothers & Fathers. Health care professionals. Artists. Musicians. Scientists. Maybe I'm biased, but I really think that our graduating class is truly a special group of people.
Thank you to everyone who had a hand in planning the reunion and to everyone who came. It was really wonderful to see all of you and learn that you are doing well.
Here are a few photos from the evening. I didn't take nearly as many as I would have liked, but I guess I was just having way too much fun!!