Both of these ladies are very special to me for many reasons, but the main one is because they were both there to help one of my daughters when she really needed it. I truly believe without a doubt that God put them in my DDs life for specific reasons.
These two ladies are very special for other reasons, too, but when it comes to someone special in your child's life - well, you know how it is when this happens. I feel this way toward others who were special in all of my girls' lives.
As I wrote about already, tomorrow is my last day teaching, ever. Well, at least it's my last day in a public school setting. I hope the sewing classes will work out.
I know that many of you sewists are also teachers so I wrote this little poem as a goodbye and in honor of these two special ladies, other teachers at my school, and for all you bloggers who are also teachers.
"A Shout Out to Teachers"
From deep down in my heart, this poem sends
A shout-out to my dear teacher friends.
You are so loving, compassionate, and kind,
Even when the @#$% paper work gets you so behind.
What happened to the days of the 3Rs to teach,
When parents were behind you and were easy to reach?
It seems that every single year, or should I say "day,"
Brings on more and more responsibility your way.
You are held accountable for your students' well-being,
From what clothes they wear to what they are eating.
It doesn't matter what their IQ happens to be,
Their scores should be high for all to see.
I missed you and the kids when I left before,
But when I returned I found I needed more.
The time has come for me to pursue a new path.
No more teaching of reading, writing, or math.
I will think of you as your work load is growing
While I'm at home reading, painting, blogging, and sewing.
I'll think of you in your times of stress
While I'm choosing a pattern for a new dress.
I'll be back for visits. Now, this will sound rude,
But be sure to call me when there's going to be food.
I'd love to be there when you have special lunches
Food or not, I will miss you bunches and bunches.