I missed the last few days of slicing….it’s been an extraordinarily busy week. I have a new job starting next week and I’ve been trying to tie up loose ends. I know next week will be just as hectic as I hit the ground running in my new gig. And in the midst of frantically trying to fit everything in, this message popped up in my FB messages today from a student I haven’t seen in 7 years:
I know it has been a long time since we have talked or seen each other. I hope you remember me. I could never forget you. You were my favorite teacher. You were always so caring and understanding, especially when I was going through a lot in high school. I wanted to thank you for everything! I appreciate you offering me your couch.
And just like that, all the long hours, all the times I’ve struggled to balance the hours I spend as an educator with my role as a mom, they are all worth it. This is why we do this. And no matter what the rhetoric says….It matters.