Friday, June 6, 2008
Tonight was my father-in-law's retirement party after 30 years in education. There was hors d'ourves, and mingling and then speakers that have worked with Wayne over the years.
I have to say that I learned a lot about Wayne and the kind of person he is just in that hour and a half that I didn't fully know over the past almost 8 years that I have known him. I have always known him to be kind and caring and helpful. But the speakers talked about just how much he cared about the kids and the teachers and the others he worked with. He taught people life lessons, gave advice that has obviously made a lasting impression, most importantly he seems to have made a difference in people's lives. They named an award after him tonight, one that is given annually to a student that went to both Edgewood Middle and High School and is graduating. What an amazing honor. I was touched to see how much he has meant to others and just how much he has done in Harford County. He is an incredible person and I feel so lucky to know him.