Now on to a bit more serious stuff. I am a bit low these days. I lost a friend of mine to cancer just a few weeks ago. She fought her battle against cancer for 8 years. Her name is Robyn Howland and she is/was not only a beautiful person, but a person full of love that really filled my kid's days with laughter. Initially she was Nicholas' preschool teacher and then later Adam's. We became fast friends. This coming Saturday is her funeral. I was asked by the daycare director for some pictures of my boys with her from the past. Here they are....
Miss Robby was a nice, happy, frog-loving preschool teacher. She was and is always going to be my favorite teacher I’ll ever have. She always acted silly and made things a whole lot more fun for me and everybody else. She loved frogs, the green, hopping creatures of the world. She even had a tattoo of one! She is the nicest teacher I’ve ever had. I loved how she always greeted the kids and parents when they arrived instead of dully saying: “Oh, good… You’re here.” She was actually friends with my mom (Christine Pizzo-Spina), my brother (Adam Spina), and me, Nicholas Spina. She would even come over for a pizza and movie night every once in a while. She always made it better than if she wasn’t there.
Miss Robby always made everything better, and was always funny. She even made preschool better for me. She was always happy, which made me feel the same.
Miss Robby was the funniest, nicest, happiest and best school teacher I have ever known in my 11 long years of life.
Okay my next post will be cheerier. I promise :0)