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Love Letter to My Children’s Teachers

School hasn’t even started yet but I feel compelled to write a love letter to the teachers who will be educating my kids.

To the educators who have committed themselves to my children this year,

I don’t know you but I already love you. I love you because you have promised to care for each and every child assigned to your classroom, including mine. Not just work with them – not just impart wisdom – but actually care for them. (How many other professions require that you care for a group of sneaky nose pickers? Not many.) I love you because I know that you enjoyed your time off this summer but most of you still found yourselves itching to come back. You could feel the quiet desperation of all of those hit hard by the economic downturn and while you sympathize with their need for a job, you will be danged if you will give them yours. I love you because you spend your own money to make your classroom a welcoming space. A place where children can feel safe and where learning is valued.  I love you because you often give hugs and pats on the back even when society is telling us to maintain a safe distance. I love you because you come to class with an open mind and a willing heart and a servant’s passion for children. But mostly I love you because you step in to take my boys right when I think that all of this summer-time togetherness might be the death of our little family. I love you because you will save us all.

If you need me, I’ll be getting a mani/pedi and sipping a latte.

signed,

a grateful mother

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  1. gaby 02/11/2012 at 12:38 pm

    im sorry but when it come to my baby grandma,saying that she writing love letter to a boy that 11 gets me mad!. where are those so called love letter? my boyfriend that his mother, for nasty people to say things about her that not even true! makes me really mad. people will do anything to get her tv just like that little boys mother. you should be a shame of your self. She a mother who loves hers kids, and grandkids. leave our family alone please.!

  2. Paula 08/21/2010 at 8:19 pm

    Perfect!

  3. pollyharrison 08/21/2010 at 12:56 am

    Of course! 🙂

  4. Jccdesign2 08/20/2010 at 1:41 pm

    Absolutely perfect! Thank you and may I repost???

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