I can't believe it.
I went to a couple graduations and cheered super loud for my kiddo's.
Sara and I drove down to Queen Creek to see Kristie graduate and hang out with the Steele family for the evening. Sara was Kristie's 4th grade teacher and I student taught under Sara that year. Then, the next year, Kristie was in my 5th grade class. My first year as a real teacher.
I was so blessed to have Sara as my Supervising Teacher when I student taught. I was pregnant with Race at the time, plus working full time at a therapeutic boarding school. She stood by me when I had to run out of the class to puke (morning sickness), and taught me not only how to do all those great things you're supposed to learn when you student teach, but she also taught me through her example, how to love the kids more. How to love people more. She's got the biggest heart of anybody I know.
I'm so grateful to still have her in my life today. We love you Grandma Sara!!! You're one of my hero's, and I want to be just like you when I grow up.
We love you Kristie,
We love you Steele Family.
We miss you!
It was a sad day for the Verde Valley when you left.
The world would be a better place if there were more families like you!
My first kiddo's.
Like all of us, they each had their individual trials. And their individual gifts. And something amazing to offer the world. I still hope they all do.
Every day was a juggling act. Each day was a stretch. And every day pushed me to be a better person.
Teaching is tricky, teaching is an art we strive to perfect. Child by child. Just like being a mother.
I love all my kiddo's, and I only hope I inspired them as much as they inspired me.