Would you go into debt to have a career that paid what teachers are paid? Would you then, on that salary, pay out of pocket for school supplies? When your child is being "a handful" could you even begin to imagine that your child's teacher had him and twenty-five others all at the same time for seven hours that day? What about when the girl that was calling your house last night fighting with your son because he's now dating someone else? Did you know that girl started a fight in the classroom the next day and it was a teacher that had to break it up?
These are our children's teachers. These are SPECIAL people with SPECIAL hearts. Some of these teachers put their life on the line and gave their lives for their students, your children, on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Even after this tragic event, Teachers went back to work this Monday morning, with heavy hearts. Teachers have been going back to work since April 20, 1999, after the Columbine shootings.
I just want to say, Thank You. Thank you for going to work and going back to work after these tragic events. Thank you for having patience with our children when they don't quite understand something the first time they hear it and you take time to show them. Thank you for following your heart and becoming a teacher when the pay just isn't there. Thank you for being there for our children and us, as parents, when we have questions. THANK YOU!
It's often times in life we don't stop and say thank you, when we should, and sometimes it's even too late when we realize we should. I could never give my daughter the education that the teachers in my daughter's school system can. As hard as it was to know she was going back to school this morning, as a mom, I knew she was going to school to be with THESE teachers. The ones who would give their lives for their students. So, I let go, I let her go and I smiled knowing for seven hours she will be as protected as that teacher can protect her, and well, that's good for me.