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
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.