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