Thursday, August 7, 2008

Touching Lives


You know sometimes, as a teacher, you wonder if you have made any kind of a difference in the lives of the kids we teach. If you have touched anyones life for the good. If they even remember your name long after they are gone - because we remember theirs!


Well, yesterday Abraham and I had the pleasure of spending the day with a former student of mine, Maureen. I had her 4 years ago and our families have kept in touch since then. She and her mom have loved on me and Abraham since he was born.


She sent me this e-mail after we dropped her off and it just made my day. It is students like this that make my job worth it all. Through all the times when I feel like I've had it and can't take another day... students like Maureen are what keep me going, knowing that I AM making a difference in their lives.


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I just want to thank you for spending time with me today and I truly think that God put you in my life because you're an amazing women and you inspire me. When I grow up, I hope that you and Abraham will still be in my life. I miss 3nd grade so much and the real reason I have you and Abraham on my door (she has pictures of Abe and I on the door of her bedroom) is because you both make my day a great one. Maybe one day I would spend a weekend with you all. E-mail me if you would like some help on Tuesday? Just to let you know that I can iron,wash,clean,and do anything around the house.
Thanks,
Maureen

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She must really love us if she is offering to help around the house!! Maybe I'll take her up on that offer!! :)

1 comment:

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Guess I need to be nicer to my students!! I actually spent the other day at the house of one of my students chatting with her mom who is one of my best friends. Isn't it funny how God puts people together?