Dear Mrs. Willson,
Thank you for a great year. No, make that a fantastic year. We really could not have asked for anything better, and here’s how you whole-heartedly contributed to that fact.
You made school a place that T wanted to be every single day, even on the days there wasn’t school. He never faked tummy ached once and never cried or was sad about anything that happened at school. If not for our family vacation that spilled over seven days after Spring Break (which we never would have planned knowing we would have been blessed enough to be where we ended up this year), he would have even had perfect attendance. By the way, T was pretty upset with C and I about the fact that he missed school while on holiday (don’t worry, no trips will be planned again during the school year now that we’re in “real school” from now on).
You also have a natural talent that deserves extra recognition. The skill, joy, and passion you brought with you to T and his classmates daily was amazing to witness both in and out of the classroom. T always came home with a new song, a new piece of artwork, and/or a new story from his day at school all because of something you did with or said to the kids. Not once did our son ever come home from school at the end of a day and say he did “nothing”… and that’s something!
Finally, thank you. Thank you for taking good care of T and his (and your) friends all year long. And when I say take care of, I don’t just mean return him to us at the end of the day unscathed. I mean you took good and honest care of his body, his mind, and his soul just being the kind, patient, and caring person that you are. T has grown so much during these last 180 days of school all thanks to you being a part of his life. It goes by so fast, but there hasn’t been a singular day that C and I haven’t taken time to reflect on our TK experience with you and express our gratitude to one another or to anyone else who will listen.
We will miss you and this wonderful year that’s about to end in the next few hours, but we never will forget any of it.
Or, maybe I should have just said what T wrote about this year in his card to you. It’s pretty amazing, both what he said and the fact he could write all of this by himself on day 179 of school where he could only write his name on day one. I think that sums it up pretty perfectly, too.
K, C, and T
Happy Summer, RMT’ers!