Saturday, August 22, 2009

God Bless the Teachers!

Legare is all tucked into his new apartment and Lorelai in her dorm suite. Last Tuesday, children in our county marched back into their school buildings for a bright new year of learning.

I always have flashbacks to my kids' days in school and for some reason a particular memory resurfaced of Lorelai's first day in first grade. Her teacher was a neighbor and our pastor's wife. As we wrapped up supper that night, the phone rang and it was, you guessed it, the teacher.

She was calling to tell me about Lor's day. It seems that around 10:00 AM, Lor came up to her desk and inquired as to what time they would be having their morning snack. Teacher had to explain that there were no snacks in first grade. Lor replied that she was very hungry and really did need something right then. Teacher sympathized, saying that while she, herself, was also hungry, they would just have to wait another hour or so until time for lunch.

They both managed not to starve to death before lunchtime rolled around and after lunch, went out to the playground. It was hot and humid, as it generally is here this time of year. After about 10 minutes, Lor ran over and announced that it was much TOO hot and they really should go on back inside. I can just see Teacher holding Lor's little hands and explaining, yet again, why she would have to be patient and wait until it was time to go back inside. Lor was hard for her I'm sure because she IS her mother's daughter when it comes to the creature comforts.

May God bless all of the good, kind, patient teachers in our school systems. If you get the chance, do something NICE for a teacher this week!


  1. I will! She sounds like such a great first grade teacher.

    Thanks also for posting your pie recipres! I made the tomato last Sunday to rave reviews from my fiance. I plan to make the pecan soon. :)

  2. What a wonderful post! Where would we be without teachers?


  3. Yes, I think everyone should stop and thank a teacher. They give so much of themselves, and I know many who sacrifice so that their students can have at least one positive experience in their lives. This post hold a special place in my heart, as Cait will be dedicating her life to teaching. I hope that her students have parents who appreciate her hard work the way that you do. Kathy

  4. As the child of two teachers, I learned at an early age that teachers are perfect...just kidding. I learned that I don't have the patience to teach anyone anything.

    I used to get in trouble for eating in class, so I can sympathize with your daughter. I will be packing snacks for my daughter to keep in her locker. We discussed this with the vice principal at the IEP meeting. With the bus coming at 6:35AM and lunch at 1:00PM, I would be eating the books.

    We have open house today. Tenth grade at a new school was not in Bri's plans, but I think it will be fine.

  5. I love this sorry about Lorelai. So cute.

    Amen! Love our good, kind, patient teachers too!

  6. I taught 3 year old preschool for 16 years, so I have always had a lot of respect for other teachers, as well. Thanks for your great post about teachers. Like you said, it is so important to let teachers know that you appreciate them. Teaching is very rewarding, but is a hard job. Have a great week. Love & blessings from NC!


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