What am I going to miss most?
Getting presents like these...
Seeing a note on my desk in the morning when I get to school that say this...
These are the last days that we're seeing each other. Thank you for being the best teacher I have ever had. Thank you for caring about me. I wish you were my mom and that I was Sofia's big sister. God has great plans for you and your family. Please never forget about me. I also thank you because when I was sad, you would cheer me up. I hope we see each other some day. I will miss you so much. On the last day of school I will be really sad because we won't see each other every day. Thank you for being my second mom.
P.S. Don't tell anyone about this
Knowing that I am making a difference in a person's life. I teach completely because I LOVE these children. I cry myself to sleep sometimes knowing what they go through at home. It's discomforting to know that some of my kids have lived in a drug selling house, that some of my girls have been sexually abused, that a few have no one at home telling them how beautiful they are so they turn to bulimia, or other harmful things. In the demographic that I teach in, I am a mother to a lot of them.
|Do you like that I am on a chair so I can feel better about myself?|
|They say I have a "teacher look" and a "mom look." Bad combo.|
I'm in my classroom right now. 9 pm. Cleaning and I just had to take a break because I'm so sad. Wow, I'm crying just writing this. Today they threw me a surprise party. Brought my favorite thing in the world. Ice cream. They even made an i-movie about why they are going to miss me.
I'm really going to miss teaching. It's hard for me to say goodbye to a career that I know I am genuinely good at.