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This week in the U.S. we are celebrating special people in our lives as we observe Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother's Day. (Mother's Week would be appropriate too since it really would take more than one day to celebrate all the things moms do for us!!)
|Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from JQ Rose.|
My mother was assigned the task of teaching both classes in her one classroom. Having Mom as my teacher was difficult for both of us. From my perspective, as her daughter, she was harder on me than on any other kids in the class. I didn't realize at the time she didn't want anyone to accuse her of showing any favoritism toward me.
|A photo of my mom, my second grade teacher.|
When Mother's Day came around that spring, our class made art projects to surprise our mothers. Since my mother knew what the gift was going to be, I walked up to her and asked her, "Since I don't have a mother, can I make this project for my grandmother Maw?" She told me many years later, it tore her heart when I said I didn't have a mother, even though she realized in my 7-year-old mind, I meant I couldn't surprise her with the gift. We laughed about it realizing in our hearts how difficult that year had been for both of us.
|This weekend we honor mothers and women who are important in our lives.|
Wishing all you Moms
and women who are special to a child,
Happy Mother's Day!
If you have a mom, grandma, aunt, or woman in your life, grab her and give her a big hug and kiss.
Are you a teacher? Thank you. Are you a Mom? Thank you.