Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A letter of thanks to our little love's teachers

Dear Miss S & Miss T,
When Em started school in September, we were a little nervous (I’m sure you both know the annoying kind of over-protective-parent nervous). We had just spent a wonderful year and a half with Em being watched almost one on one from our home, & we were nervous & anxious about Em being in a place where she was just one of many. We were taking her out of her comfort zone & we were nervous about how that would affect Em.

Our nerves have subsided & have been replaced with overwhelming joy. Over the past few months we’ve watched Em learn & grow & truly thrive. Our baby has become a little girl. She comes home being able to point out new shapes, colors, numbers, types of weather, & letters each day. We love listening to her sing the fun songs that she’s learned in school. She’s sitting for longer periods (haha, she used to never sit at all). She politely says “please” & “thank you” & “excuse me” (well, mostly she does). She even spells her name now (what a gift that was for us). On any given day she amazes us in how she is learning & growing & we owe so much of it to you both.

We are so grateful that God put you in our lives, in our Em’s life. When she had trouble with the newness of school & being away from what was familiar, you both took it in stride. You comforted her in a way that put her at ease & got her through being away from home for the very first time. We’ve never felt like Em was just one of many to the two of you. Now when we drop Em off, we can put our 100% into our work knowing that our child is at a place where she is loved (& not just in her classroom, it seems like everyone knows Emma, haha).

We admire your patience with her while still remaining firm. We appreciate you teaching her that learning is fun. We can’t express how grateful we are for your thoughtfulness & the tender care you’ve given her during the days she wasn’t feeling well. It warms our hearts to peek in each day when we drop her off or pick her up & see the incredible way the two of you interact with her…& really all the kids. It’s awe-inspiring. You truly have an incredible gift.

I know neither of us could do what the two of you do, & you do it so well. You two are such an unbelievable team & we feel like our daughter is the luckiest girl in the world to have you as teachers. Just as we’re the luckiest parents as we watch her grow & develop on a daily basis.

Words cannot express how thankful we are for you & what you’ve been to our daughter.
Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas. May God bless you all.

- B & J

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