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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

These Kids

Through scrapes and bruises
I hugged you through
I wiped away tears
You nestled into
my arms full of hope
for your future
I blink
It's brighter and bigger
than you'll ever think
I'll watch you continue
side by side
hand in hand
as you make me proud
that you took a stand
and stayed by each other
like brothers and sisters
a family forever
it's you
I'll remember.

I have been feeling a bit melancholy this week. I am realizing I have little time left with my kiddos and it makes me a bit sad. I've done everything I can do. More than anything else I hope they are better people that will stick by each other forever. I've had them for two years, all of them, with a few new ones here and there. We've grown so close and I will always know how they are doing since they are in the same class of students as my daughter. I will be able to watch them all grow and change. I tell them this. I will be watching. I will be checking to make sure they keep their promise to stand by each other for the rest of their life, (a bit dramatic, but they're six so a bit of drama is necessary).


  1. Drama is definitely necessary with six year olds, but how lucky that you get to see them grown up!

  2. Aw, I understand. I feel the same way about my students, and I've only had them a year. The approaching summer is always so bittersweet. Your words are sincerely heartfelt.

  3. I loved having students for two years, it's such a great experience for the students and the teacher. I can't believe you have two more weeks. Good luck finishing up your year.

  4. The end of the school year is filled with so many mixed feelings! I'm feeling melancholy myself this year. I have seven days left with my sixth graders. I'm trying to soak up every moment! Happy end of the year!

  5. Precious.
    I know what you mean...


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