It is good to hear from you again. It has been quite a long time, but I remember you from when I first joined the forums at the end of 2006.
My family is overflowing with teachers and a good number of them special education teachers. It is a noble profession. I think someday I may go back into teaching. After getting fired from my school for being gay, I think I need some time away from it. I wish you the best of luck.
Also I hope that your new relationship goes well. A relationship with someone certainly enriches life.
It is interesting that in out tiny town of 377 people that our UCC church is the biggest one in town. The UCC was a pioneer in gay right even before we Episcopalians embraced the issue.
I also owe a huge debt of thanks to Mel White for writing Stranger at the Gate. It is an amazing story from an amazing man who has helped so many of us.
God's blessing, my friend.
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39