To all my precious Teacher friends out there…Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Never forget what an important job you do and how much I admire you!
A Teacher’s Heart
It started when I was very young,
A seed began to grow.
Crayons, scissors, glitter too,
Went with me where I’d go.
Sunday School, babysitting
Camp counselor and more,
Time with children anywhere
Caused my heart to soar.
It took hard work along the way
And several interviews
With love and support of family and friends
I stepped into my teacher shoes.
Those poor first students who had to teach me
Time and time again
Lessons tried, lessons failed
Lessons that should never have been.
Through it all they didn’t give up
And thankfully neither did I,
When I think back on those precious first years
I truly want to cry.
I’ve put my heart and soul into
My classrooms and each child,
Each day a new adventure
Some good, some bad, some wild.
Thirty-two years of my life
Living out this dream,
The ups, the downs, laughs and tears,
The times I wanted to scream.
The teacher’s day is never through
It’s hard to understand
The patience, the strength, the prayers it takes
To embrace a job so grand.
The seed has grown and blossomed
Its roots have gone quite deep.
In my heart are memories
A treasure I’ll always keep.
Little did I know back then
Long ago when this did start,
That God’s perfect plan all along
Was to give me a teacher’s heart.
Once a teacher, now a teacher
it’s what I’ve always been
Looking back I have no doubt
I’d do it all again.