Friday, March 4, 2011

A Precious Gift From My Wonderful Students

When I got to school this morning, three of my students were waiting for me at the door of my classroom. They said they needed to talk to me, so I unlocked the door and we entered the classroom. They handed me a container with home-made cupcakes and a card. The card said that their prayer group has been praying for my dad and our whole family while dad is being treated for cancer. They wanted me to know that they appreciate my dedication to them, and that they care about what is going on in our lives.

Needless to say, I was overwhelmed by this wonderful gesture. It took all my strength not to cry in front of them. Their actions are coming at a time when my dad and our family need it most. I just got off the phone with my dad and told him the story, too. Dad is a retired science teacher and elementary principal. These students have given me the most wonderful gift, and they will probably never fully understand how meaningful their actions are to me at this moment in my life. Today was a very, very good day!


Kymberli Mulford said...

How wonderful! You have connected with these kids, and they found a need to connect BACK with you on a personal level.

Is it not amazingly wonderful to find out that our students have cares and passions, and that they care about causes that are important to us?

Kudos to your for connecting with kids in such a way that htey would find a way to connect BACK with you.

Stardiverr said...

Touching, to say the least. Our young people are truly the best, no matter shat the media says. I'd like to add my prayers for your father and your family.