I cannot even begin to explain my past few days...
When I began teaching this class I was nervous... I had a big group of big kids to impress and teach and impact positively! HOLY SMOKES!!
Needless to say I made great connections with my fantastic with the "tweens" I spend so much time with. I sit with them and talk during their lunch time, I try to have "REAL" conversations with them about what is going on in their lives so that they know that they are important in my life (and let me truly tell you, THEY ARE!!!)
One young lady in particular has a special place in my heart. I am guessing our easy conversation was aparent to one of the boys in my class because he is convinced that we were friends before school began and that we are Best Friends! We make jokes out of it, yes she has the same crazy sense of humor as me! One day last week I got an email from said student and her sign off melted my heart:
Love your best friend, Lauren
When I recieved an email from her asking if I would go to her show tonight how could I resist?!
The show was adorable, grade school student acting in secret plays about pirates and clowns. Could anything be cuter?! I found my students mother after the performance and was greeted with a huge hug and sheer excitement that I was there and her daughter would be elated! Wow! My heart was warmed!
Tonight made me feel like my time as a teacher has been more wonderful then I EVER imagined it could be! I cannot express how wonderful it feels for a mom of one of my kids to give me big hugs and tell me how much her daughter loves me. How excited she will be to see that I am at her show. How sad she is that I will not be teaching her daughter next year, and how sad her daughter is, because she loves me and we are best friends! Who wouldn't feel touched by such wonderful words from a parent!?
What an amazing evening! I don't think I could have ever asked for a better way to spend a Tuesday night!
Warm hugs for ALL,
P.S. Enjoy this little tid-bit from my "celebrity day" inspiration!!