4 thoughts on “Children Are Human Too. I Learned that From Mrs. Simons.

  • July 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Love this post! I wrote to my middle school teacher last year (I’m 44 years old) and told her how much she had meant to me all those years ago. Even though she had known nothing about the violence in my home, she always offered me a comforting, safe place to talk for a while after school. Plus, my mother had walked out on the family right before I started middle school, so this teacher was in some ways a replacement mother for me, unbeknownst to her, of course. She had meant the world to me back then, and it meant everything to me just letting her know that. She wrote back, telling me how grateful she was to hear from me and how she wishes she could have done more for me back then. I told her it wasn’t her fault, that I never would have told anyone the truth of my family life back then.

    It was wonderful for both us, and I will never again hesitate to tell someone how much they mean to me.

    Thanks for a beautiful post!

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  • July 8, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    very nice story & reminder to be grateful. special teachers change our lives.
    I always remember Miss Baldecchi my 3 grade teacher who let me draw all day.
    I dont know WHY. I know the other kids were annoyed & asked her WHY GUNN got to draw all day undisturbed…
    I dont know myself to this day but I remember I was very relaxed & loved the cotton balls full of dry tempera. I remember her vaguely patting my shoulder approving & not critical…& it was weirdly the best day of my youth….

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  • July 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Thanks for the post. Loretta recognized her picture.

    Love in Christ,

    Al Simons (Husband)

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    • July 19, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      Oh, I’m SO glad. Thank you for your comment, Mr. Simons. (I sent you an email too.)

      Lenora

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