I wrote this for some boards I visit. Thought I’d share at the holidays for you to share as you care too. My work is copywrited but if you think this will make your teacher smile, please share and enjoy!
The spirit was ready for the birthday ahead;
But something was nagging, “Someone’s working” he said.
But how could that be, it was late Christmas Eve;
was there someone below him who didn’t believe?
He looked to the snow, when the glow came to reach her;
it lit up the worry, an overworked teacher.
“Dear teacher”, he whispered, (she thought she was dreaming).
“It’s me” he said calmly, “Are you no longer believing?”
She smiled a bit, “I was thinking of you,”
“Got a moment to chat?” “For a teacher I do.”
“I worry” she said, “that as hard as I teach them”
“So many to help, are you sure that I reach them?”
“Dear teacher,” he smiled “If you only knew”
“Yes you reach them” he whispered, “I’ve made sure you do.”
“With your lessons of history, world wonders and joy”
“You open the minds of each girl and boy”.
“But how do I know…how can I be sure
Sometimes the doubt’s just too hard to endure.”
He continued and told her “ bear no doubt on your sleeve;
As you’ve already said-and I know-you believe.”
“Trust me “ said God; “long before you were here
my children were searching” then he wiped off a tear.
“They needed the selflesness, talent, the caring
They needed the heart you so freely are sharing”.
“The prayed every night for the lessons they missed
One Christmas I answered, a teacher, their gift.”
So go home to your family, your presents and mirth
Know teacher your work is the purest on earth.”
Parenting Tip of the Day:
Establishing traditions is such a cool thing to do this time of the year. Think about wihch ones you have and let your children know what they are. We always do a big countdown the first time we plug in the lights we’ve hung on the house. It’s goofy but we’ve been doing it for years and so now it is a “Flett Family Tradition”.