I e-mailed my 8th grade Language Arts teacher last week, thanking her for teaching me something a little unconventional. She really did something very kind for me, and I never, ever forgot it. I never thanked her, so I was excited to show that kindness back to her. This is the response I got today.
Yep! You have the right Mrs. G-------. Thank you so much for writing to me. Sometimes as teachers we wonder why we give so much when it seems like kids could care less if they learn something or not.
Your letter means more to me than you can ever know. I have read it about 5 times now. (The first time I cried) I have sent it to my daughter who now teaches high school and I have also sent it to some of my friends. Everyone has said WOW! This is why we teach!
I want to have the letter framed and put in my office (I am now an assistant principal at a high school) so when I need a little hug I can read your letter again.
Thank you again for writing to me. Congratulations on your achievements and enjoy your senior year in college. Those years are to be cherished as life is never the same once you graduate! You sound like you have grown up to be one pretty special lady.
P.S. Were you the short little girl with blonde hair? LOL I'm getting old and can hardly remember yesterday! I have to find my H---- yearbooks so I can put a face with a name.