Some of the first graders drew me pictures and wrote cards to me. I sat at my desk trying not to cry. Many of them drew the Eigo (Japanese for "English) Monster which is the diagram I always draw to show them where their tongues need to be to make R and L sounds. They loved the Eigo Monster so much they named it even though I had been drawing it for three years.
This is it, tomorrow my time at Tanigawa Junior High School comes to an end. I need to write about all of this, but I can't right now. I'm still sorting it out and working it through. I can't believe it's about to come to an end. But it is. Tomorrow, it's all over.