I remember when I would go back "home" and shop at this one store, I would sometimes see my first grade teacher "Mrs. Japp" (one of only two really GREAT teachers that I had) and I would love talking to her as an adult and remember that she liked me, was nice to me, and took an interest in me.
Will it be like that for my kids? Will they see their teachers one day and connect with them and remember what they did for them? I hope so. I hope that we see them around town. I hope we can keep a little line of communication going. I hope that those four really special people in our lives - for #1 - Ms. B, for #2 - many but especially Mrs. H, for #3 Mrs. V and for #4 Mrs. S - know how much they helped us, how much they inspired, and how much they encouraged them each to do their best, shine their brightest, and achieve what they could. I love them for it!!!
And for next year, I look forward to meeting some other special people and getting the chance to get to know others. I am only hoping that there are other teachers out there who care like these did and want to be a source of encouragement to my kids.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! It can never be said enough.....