Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sometimes You ARE Appreciated



Everyone's gifts from Jill's Bloggy Gift Exchange are showing up on posts and I realize I didn't post a pic of mine.   I was too greedy excited and immediately started wolfing daintily eating the gifts inside the package. I am still enjoying my gift as well as reading all about yours. Thanks again Jill for doing this!  Neat how you lost weight organizing it!  I guess I need to find a similar project.

And my husband keeps asking me if we got any Christmas cards. I keep saying yes and when he asks who from  I more often than not seem to be saying - another blogger!  You guys are awesome! What a great community we have!

Today at school I got one of the nicest notes from a family.  I blogged at the end of last year about how much it means when a student gives you a personal gift that shows they know you as a person and not just as a teacher.  In the post I showed a "medal" a student had made me for being a number one teacher and a number one runner depending on which side I wore the medal.  Another student made me a plaque showing me winning a race and she wrote a poem to go with it.  So I am not talking about an expensive gift but a meaningful one.  Today a boy in my class gave me a gift with a card that began: "We passed over the usual gifts of cookies or a mug because your gifts to **** deserve more." Well, the gift box could have been empty - They had me with the first line. But when I opened it it was a copy of Born to Run! Wow!  I mean wow! What a nice thoughtful gift from this family.  I am sitting here smiling as I think how they made my day.

One more day and I am on vacation!  One more day and Emily will probably be home.  Life is good.

23 comments:

Whitney said...

What great gifts to receive. Have a happy holiday!

onelittletrigirl said...

My person still did not post about what I sent them- it worries me that they either A- did not get it, or worse B- did not like it!

I am sooooooooooooooo excited for break :)


Did ya get my card??? :)

Chris K said...

That is so awesome. You must be a good teacher :-) I messed up Jill's gift exchange cuz I thought it was a $5 limit so I sent two chocolate bars. But, hey, it's better than a poke in the eye with a stick. Or Plantar Faciitis.

Katie A. said...

Just getting all caught up! Love the personalized gifts, looks like you made out pretty good!
And I love the pics of your tree and ornaments - very sweet!
Good luck with the last day of school!

Patrick Mahoney said...

Cool gift and I hope you have a good holiday break...

Char said...

The best gifts are the ones that show that the person knows a little about you. That was a great gift.

Johann said...

That is really great! I have 1.5 days to go and I can't wait. Have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your time off.

Marlene said...

What a thoughtful and meaningful gift!

Teamarcia said...

What a great gift for a great teacher I'm sure. Happy holidays!

lindsay said...

You didn't even say who your secret Santa is! Gah! Have you had that honeymilk yet? Like it? (Jw) :)

I'm sorry my Christmas card was Kinda boring

Emz said...

I love thoughtful gifts.

YAY for you.

YAY for hvaing your girl with you soon.

Merry CHristmas.

Jill said...

Um yeah, just proves that Chris K doesn't actually READ my blog posts, huh???

Nice stuff you got there, girlie!! Very fun. Looks like it's going to be a WONDERFUL Christmas at your house, so excited Emily is coming home (was just thinkinga about her as I put an year's end blog together and recalled bloggers I met through the year. Got to meet her in Boston - so fun!).

Here's to hoping 2011 is filled with ONLY healthy miles for you!!!
Merry Christmas!!
xo

Molly said...

great gifts!! What thoughtful students you have : )

Heidi said...

Awww, that is a wonderful, thoughful gift. So ncie!

Giorgio said...

You're right: we are a great blogger community :)

Happy Cristmas holiday!

Christina said...

Love gifts that shows the giver knows our interest. It doesn't have to be an expensive gadget. Seriously, a single pack of Gu would make my day!
I have gotten more Christmas cards this year and a lot of them were from my blogging friends.
How neat is that?

Detroit Runner said...

Sounds like a kid that pays attention in class!

Detroit Runner said...

Got your post. Perhaps the parents heard you talking about running or they are also runners? Anyway, it's a great gift!

Julie said...

Yay for packages in the mail! You have a very nice secret santa gift:)

He he on the getting more cards from bloggers:) God I love my bloggy friends!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

HappyTrails said...

Warms your heart to know you mean that much to your students!!! Have a Merry Christmas AJH!

Anne said...

Fantastic! This post made me smile so big...what a thoughtful gift...you are such an appreciated teacher! Merry Christmas ajh!

Fran said...

What a great gift! This is such a happy post!

And you are appreciated because you deserve it. You're such a sweet and nice person, everybody likes you, including me.

FruitFly said...

That is just so sweet!! You definitely have a fabulous fan club!