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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Birthday Wish



It never ceases to amaze me how gratifying teaching can be. It is all by itself a satisfying and driving career for me. Then I check my email and get a message like this:


"You are probably one of the most dynamic people that I have met, in a long time. If anyone would have ever told me that my daughter's Kindergarten teacher would be life changing to my family, I would have said, "Doesn't everyone cry on their kids first day of school?" Thank you so much for the last 1.5 years. What you give back to these kids is once in a lifetime. Happy Birthday to one of the best people that I know!"  
Yeah, that makes it even better.

9 comments:

  1. What a special gift! I love that this parent took the time to write this birthday wish to you! She truly speaks volumes and you are so humble.

    Keep doing what you are doing. Pure awesomeness!

    Oh, and happy, happy birthday!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I wish you many more notes like this. And even if parents don't write them, they exist in their heads and hearts. For you are who you are and give so much to all the kids.

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  3. What a thoughtful parent! Hope you have the best day ever! Happy, happy birthday!

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  4. Happy birthday! It's those words that keep us going! You must be amazing! Celebrate!

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  5. I'm so glad that parent wrote such a wonderful note for you to treasure. I agree that teaching is such a satisfying life. Happy Birthday Betsey

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  6. Lovely words! So great to receive! I am so glad that this family took the time to put their positive experience into words. What a lovely note to read and re-read!!

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  7. Makes what we do so much more meaningful doesn't it? I love my teaching life. You must be an amazing teacher!

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  8. Happy Birthday Betsy! Hope your day was just perfect!

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  9. Happy Birthday! I hope you keep notes like this somewhere safe to re-read when you need a boost!

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