Ron Polinder grew up on a dairy farm in Lynden, Washington fully intending to one day join the family tradition. That is, until he hit Freshman Chemisty at rigorous Calvin College, now University, where he discovered he had more aptitude for the Humanities, leading him into the world of Education. What followed was a 46 year career, split between teaching and administration in Western New Mexico, working with Native students and families, and becoming a High School principal in his hometown Christian high school. This memoir will tell of grand adventures, warm friendship, and deep suffering. Throughout, his Christian faith was central, and his prayer was that the Lord would “establish the work of their hands.” He was husband to Colleen, now deceased, sharing three children and ten grandchildren. He is now married to Judy, living in Lynden as retired volunteers.