I have received such an outpouring of love from students both past and present. Upon learning of my loss, I have had mounds of student visitors bearing cards, teddy bears, flowers, and plants. Not to mention the myraid of text messages and phone calls I have gotten.
There have been so many former students visiting me in the last couple of weeks that the staff has been forced to escort various groups to my class. Typically visitors are asked to come during a prep or teacher’s lunch, but I guess I must look like I need cheering up because they have definitely relaxed the policy for me.
I was a bit surprised how quickly word spread. However, when I learned that the majority found out through a current student’s message of condolence for me on her Facebook page, I smiled. The kids put everything important to them online. This act spurred text messages sent and forwarded to any student who has ever had me as a teacher.
I have barely had an appetite and have eaten little here recently. I was quite touched earlier in the week when Ashley, one of my students who comes to my room for our lunch period placed a bag of chips in front of me. She shyly explained that she had to make sure that I ate something becasue she has noticed that I no longer eat.
Really, I am filled with such gratitude and awe that they care so much about me. A teacher couldn’t ask for anything more. I know exactly how Sally Fields felt when she uttered those lines after winning the Oscar. Not only do they like me, they love me!
How could anyone not love you, Morroco. You have obviously touched lives far beyond what you realize. I know you’ve touched mine deeply, so I can only imagine how your students must feel.
I agree with Stacy. Your depth of caring and compassion is evident through your words and actions. I know that it is hard to do things right now, but take care of yourself. One suggestion (if you haven’t already done it) plan something fun for you and the kids. It is hard to think about fun at times like this, I know. Yet with all the stress around you right now, you and the kids need some kind of a release. I would suggest a movie or a play. It really doesn’t require energy and will put you in another world for a while. Still keeping you in my prayers!
You have touched my life thru your blog and your comments on my blog. I can only imagine how much how much you have touched your students lives. You are one special lady!
You remain in my thoughts and prayers!
I just got caught up on your last two posts. I am so sorry to hear that the boys weren’t allowed to stay with you, where they clearly belonged. I hope and pray they will be okay.
I’m not surprised at all that you have had such an outpouring of love from your students.
Make sure you take care of yourself.
You must be something else to have this kind of love shown to you. I’m thinking good thoughts for you. This is a very hard time of the year sometimes and when your sad, it’s worse.
This post made my heart warm 🙂 I’m so glad you’re able to let the love in. And I’m so glad you’re writing again. Let the love soothe your hurt and the written words wash away the pain.