Yesterday, Vivian and I made each other cry because it was her last day at work. Soon, as a new graduate, she’ll be off on her own road trip to Chicago.
In the final Friday therapy group she facilitated with me, we discussed goodbyes and helpful phrases like “The pain of a loss is a direct reflection of the importance of the connection” and “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
Vivian, who is a very gifted student, shared many gifts yesterday.
I hope Vivian believes in herself, as many of us in her community believe in her.