That was beautiful. I think a good sign is how many people will remember you and say you made an impact on their life. To some degree, the funeral is a place to get an idea, but the dead will already know.
I've got to agree. Funny, before I started teaching, I thought I was doing pretty well. I was honest, hardworking, and the best parent I could be. I do think I was lucky to 'discover' teaching, it's not what I would have chosen, but circumstances 'forced' me into it.You know that old saying, 'he who dies with the most toys wins'. Well, the Bible says that the richer you are on earth, the poorer you'll be in heaven, and vice versa. I have a comfortable life. I don't have any money problems, but I'm certainly not rich. I often wonder, what's it all for? So I can leave it to my son? That's a joke.
I think the writing above says it all pretty well.
I've got to agree. Funny, before I started teaching, I thought I was doing pretty well. I was honest, hardworking, and the best parent I could be. I do think I was lucky to 'discover' teaching, it's not what I would have chosen, but circumstances 'forced' me into it.
Seriously, I don't think a month goes by when I'm not 'touched' by one of my students from previous years that comes back and says I've made a tremendous difference in their life, either careerwise or personal. It happened again today, got a letter from a high school regarding one of my students. Included was a note by the student, why she wanted my recommendation, the high school was asking if I would attend an 'assembly of honor, since 6 students had nominated me in the past 3 years. (Yeah, my head is swollen, but never fear, my principal cut me down today.) I must admit, the kudos from parenting are more subtle, but increasing in late teens and 20's!
Well Kathianne, I'm proud of you for being a good parent, and for being a good teacher who cares. You DO deserve commondation...
Thanks Pale. I'm sure your son would say the same of you, I remember the pic. Difference is, when your customers say thanks, it's for a bike and your description, care of it. I'm kinda lucky, that I get more kudos than deserved.