Friday, May 1, 2009
As Mother's Day draws near I would like to share about some very special Women who have helped to shape my life. Of course my Mom and Grandmother were and are a very important part of my life. There are some others who were and are special to me. I would like to begin with my fifth grade teacher.
When entering the fifth grade we were told how "mean" this teacher was. I was a very timid and shy child so I was very scare of this lady. I did not know anything about her just what the other kids said.
As each day came and went I begin to like her more and more. She was very strict but was kind. She wanted you to listen and learn. She was very fair. She made learning an adventure and fun. I was a sponge and I soaked it all up.
She saw the importance of Reading and encourage us to read as much as possible. I credit her with my love for books!!!
The first grading period came and I received all A's except for citizenship and got a B in that. This crushed me so much. My parents called her and she told them there were no problems with my behavior. She just did not give anyone an A the first grading period. She wanted us to always be on our best behavior and this gave us something to strive for.
The next grading period I got my A and I won the citizenship award for my class that year . I won a special trip and was so excited.
My Grandmother gave me money to buy her a gift at the end of the year. I went to the Drug Store and bought her a pair of cameo earrings. I was so proud of them. When I gave them to her she gave me the biggest smile and hug I had ever had from any teacher. She told me how proud she was of me and all the good work I had done in her class.
As the years came and went I never saw her that she did not have these earrings on. She always showed me that she was wearing them. When she died she was buried in them.
Thank you so much for the positive influence you had on my life. I will never forget you!!!!