“Light saving” strikes twice at our Blanco community. Not only are we coming back with one less hour of sleep, we’re also coming back to miss dearly our “Light Saving” Lighthouse, Elementary Principal Sue Ann Reininger.
I like to refer to these people who make a difference as my “lighthouse people.”
Once in a while we are gifted with very special “lighthouse people” – I would say unusual lighthouse people. These lighthouses are the kinds that are mobile, helping you to orient yourselves wherever you are. Their light can stretch far enough to make sure that you will still find your way home, but low enough so that their brightness won’t blind you. They can curl around you to protect you from the tornados of life that send forth threatening strikes, yes… they can hug! These lighthouses are one of a kind. They are rare, most of the time misunderstood and stigmatized for their special gift and rarely given the unique chance to fulfill their potential.
Once in a while special undercover lighthouse people will allow one of these gifted lighthouses to arise and rule. And it’s awesome.
Now my lighthouse has been reassigned and I’m saddened by the news. I would have loved her to stick around forever. She made me feel safe, warm, knowing that my children were under her protection.
These lighthouse people sure know how to illuminate your life and are able to shine for each of us in the intensity we need. We, for those whom you made our lives shine and our path clear, thank you so much for your lifesaving light.
I’m telling you, these Lighthouses are underrated. Keep this one on duty.
The Olmedos: Parents of Blanco students Joaquin, Anna, Juan and Benjamin