And, in that first year, we got thrown into some crazy situations! Possibly the most challenging student trip of my entire career… Tuba Island in Malaysia. I was so grateful to have you there as we were forced to make it up as went along, avert disasters, and keep calm… while just laughing along the way to stay sane. By day three, we had already adopted the phrase, "I think we are done here", a quick glance, a chuckle, and get ourselves and the students out of whatever sketchy situation we were in.
I also remember the expression on your face as you clung to the boat railing and we bounced at high speed, the guide explaining, "we go fast or we will capsize." An ominous start, but we just went with the flow, and had a blast all things considered.
I miss you, mate, the school already feels very different without your calm and gentle presence.
Biggest of Hugs,