Just wanted to say THANK YOU to all my TK kiddo mommies.
Without YOU, there would be no THEM :)
Thank you for all you do.
While I do not have biological children of my own,
I consider all of your kiddos my kiddos;
I do my best to provide them with the best education.
However, MOMS do SO SO MUCH MORE!
YOU ARE AMAZING, SUPER MOMS!!!
Below are a couple tributes and acrostic poem for my own mom.
Just wanted to show off how amazing she is :)
I appreciate all the kind words and gifts for teacher appreciation week;
they should really go to my mom because she raised me this way hehe :)
Hope you get a day of relaxation, showered with lots of love, and spend time with your families.
It was so great to see all of you who attended Open House,
and thanks again for Teacher Appreciation week.
I am one of the luckiest teachers in the world :)
You are the strongest, most genuine person I know, who grows more beautiful inside & out each year. You never cease to amaze me with your generous heart and kind spirit, who shows an endless amount of compassion, support, and LOVE to our family, friends, and even strangers alike.
No matter the person, you ALWAYS treat EVERYONE with respect and kindness. No matter the circumstance or situation, you ALWAYS are able to look at the bright side of life. No matter what, you ALWAYS do your best. And, no matter what, you ALWAYS put us—kids—first. As I grow older, the more I am learning how much you did in order for us, kids, to have the life that we do (which is pretty darn close to a perfect “dream” life that I feel I am living, and I owe it all to you.) I am eternally grateful for you and all that you have done for us, kids. It was your dream to be a mom, and I hope we are making you proud.
You uphold the highest values and have instilled your strong integrity and character in your children. It’s amazing how different we three seem to be on the surface and the different paths we chose to take, yet we all have one thing in common: the most loving, kind-hearted, caring, nurturing, strong, intelligent, crafty, talented, most beautiful mom a child could ever dream of having and more…Sammy and Chad are some amazing siblings, and I don’t think I turned out too bad either.
Thank you for your patience, time, and loving care & support ALWAYS. You wear so many hats: my confidante; mentor; teacher; doctor; therapist; personal handy sewer when something needs fixed; personal chef & baker; best shopping partner; and so much more…you are not JUST my mom, best friend, role model and inspiration. You are my everything.
You truly mean the world to me, and all my dreams have been coming true because of you. I feel like the luckiest daughter having you as my mom. I hope you are living the life you have always dreamed of because nobody deserves it more than you.
Every year it is the same. Every occasion--whether it is for your birthday or Christmas--is a challenge for our family to find the "perfect" gift for you. Mother's Day is no different, if not even MORE significant, because no gift will EVER be good enough to show how special you are. You can't put a price tag on love.
So, I thought, why not SHARE with the world how special you are? One of the greatest gifts I think this world needs more of is LOVE and KINDNESS. I try to spread that as much as I can, and you know where I got that from? Like Will.i.am says, "I Got It From My Mama." ;) You were my first teacher, role model, and best friend; you continue to teach me the importance of life through your actions, and you are the shining light, guiding me through the darkest of caves on my journey to success.
Many people think teachers are underappreciated and deserve much more recognition than they receive. I think the same--if not more--of moms, especially you. You were my first teacher, buying me my first whiteboard when I was four, "playing" school with me. It was then that I fell in love with learning, thus my passion to become a teacher. Not only did you teach me the fundamentals of education (like my ABC's and 123's), but you unknowingly lay down the foundation of life simultaneously--instilling the morals and values needed to succeed in life: the importance of kindness and compassion, patience and persistence, hard work and determination, and the belief and respect in myself and others.
You are my greatest role model. "Leading by example" and proving that "actions speak louder than words", you are the epitome of selflessness. Always taking care of others before yourself, you give your heart and soul to us, kids, showing the utmost unconditional love that a human being can possibly give. I have yet to see you show an ounce of pain or weakness in front of us, even in the most trying of times; you stay strong and courageous, even when you may be hurting the most. You are always giving, and never asking for anything in return. In times of struggle, you always made sure we had a roof overhead, food in our bellies, and clothes on our back. Providing us with a diverse array of opportunities to experience at a young age, allowing us to explore our interests and curiosities, and--despite our financial income at the time--we always thought we were the richest, luckiest kids in the world. Now, we know that we are. By giving us these memorable experiences and teaching us to "always do good because it is the right thing to do", my goal and hope is to be that kind of role model for my own students in my own classroom. I want my students to know that they can confide and rely on me, trusting that everything I say and do is in the best interest for them, the way you do for us, kids.
I am lucky and grateful to have someone to lean on whenever needed, whether it is to share my joys or sorrows. You are always there to share your "words of wisdom." Although I know you have only shared the "tip of the iceberg" of your "toughest" times and accomplishments, I take your advice whole-heartedly. I have complete confidence in your words because they come from your own life experiences. Even though I don't always agree or follow your advice the first time (stubbornness runs in our family), you are usually 99.9% right. Giving me "tough love" at times, you do not coddle or take pity on me. In doing so, I believe it continues to shape me into the strong, independent woman that I am becoming. Your never-ending support and belief in me is encouraging, even in the lowest of times when I feel like giving up. You snap me back into reality and make my "mountain out of molehill" moments seem like a "grain of sand," which I thank you for. You have taught me that as long as I am trying my best and getting my rest, I can accomplish anything. You are truly an inspiration, and it is an honor to call you my best friend.
I know I don't tell you as often as I should just how much I love and appreciate you, but I hope you know how much I do. To say you are amazing is an understatement. You are THE MOST strongest, intelligent, selfless, beautiful (inside and out), supportive person I know. I hope you never forget that you are--and will always be--my first teacher, role model, and best friend.