The End of the Beginning

Me standing with the 68 boxes that have Professor Temple's car burst at its seems. We just barely fit all the boxes in. Thanks for your hard work, Car! Photo Credit: Shelby Register

Sigh. Today was our last day of class for this semester. Our last day in this class with this group of classmates. Our last day actively collecting school supplies. Today was a really amazing day for our class. It was so great to see the culmination of our joined efforts be manifested in 68 boxes. That’s right! Today we are shipping out 68 boxes. 23 more boxes than last week. The number itself doesn’t do justice to how much it is. To walk in the room and see just how much that really means. To see the quantity of supplies that will now be passed on the future really put our 4 months of work into prospective.  We actually got into a problem today because despite all of our post office runs we still ran out of boxes. So the packing will continue on Monday but our class time has ended here.

Although it is The End… it really is only the beginning. We won’t be meeting together every week and some of us may never meet again but our time together is something that I don’t think any of us will ever forget. We really worked together, the ten of us. We planned, coordinated and discussed. We bonded over our difficulties and frustrations. We were a team. A team that reached its goal. A team that will forever be grateful to the Temple’s for seeing a need and filling it. A team that will be forever grateful to the Honors College at USF for bringing this opportunity to us. A team that is grateful to all the help they have received during this journey.

Despite the semester being over, the charity does not. If you would like to continue to donate or you have just found us now check out the info section of this blog and also follow us on Facebook.

About Phoebe

I'm a student at the University of South Florida majoring in Biomedical Sciences. I would like to be a Speech Language Pathologist in the future. In my spare time I enjoy learning new things, meeting new people, spending time with my family and traveling. Oh, and a good book is always a plus!
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2 Responses to The End of the Beginning

  1. Lorene Gilleland says:

    Thank you for your time and efforts, Phoebe. I’m sure what you learned and accomplished here will stand you in good stead the rest of your life – in ways you may never even realize. I have enjoyed reading about your journey. Good luck to you and the rest of your class in all your future endeavors.

  2. Phoebe says:

    Thank you, Ms. Gilleland for all of your kind and supportive words throughout this process. It means so much to me to sign on and see your sweet responses. I really will forever carry this experience with me and thank you for inviting me into your life through my posts.
    Forever Grateful,

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