teachers are, to me, the most amazing of people. the profession is a calling no doubt (i am the daughter of a woman who taught for over 36 years).
this lovely lady was my oldest son aaron’s second grade teacher last year. at the beginning of the year one of the first things i noticed was the sparkle in her eyes. at the end of the year i learned that sparkle was much deeper. her eyes are indeed the reflection of her soul–filled with kindness, passion and a wealth of life lessons to share with the students.
anyone knows that ‘learning’ is much more than book work. and this lovely lady showed my son what it means to be a friend to others in his classroom–a lesson he had been struggling with mastering. by her patience with him she molded my son into a kinder young man and taught him the importance of friendships. i am beyond grateful.
on the last day of school-i wish i could have had my camera ready to capture what my eyes saw. at the door to leave her classroom were about 6 lingering students with tears in their eyes as they exited for the last time into the early summer sun. boys, girls–all having trouble with the emotion of saying goodbye to a sweet and loving role model who had made a real difference in their lives… that image will stay in my mind for a long time. its one i wish i could have shared with her. (as a rule teacher are humble human beings and often don’t realize the impact they have on others…)
these photos are my gift to her for all that she’s done for us as a family and for my son this past year. we adore you suzanne and are honored to call you a friend.
can you see that sparkle in the eyes she’s passed onto her beautiful daughters too?? my camera and i sure can.