Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter

Teachers are amazing

on May 23, 2017

As May is closing in on us, graduation season has begun. I can’t help but think of my own graduation 18 years ago the excitement of something new but yet fear of the unknown. The fear of not seeing the same faces I had seen almost every day for the previous 13 years since kindergarten. I went to the same exact school from kindergarten to graduating. (No we were not a one room school house, a student from Minneapolis once asked me this when I was in high school) When I think of high school graduation, I think of my teachers.

Each and everyone of my teachers made a difference, even if I didn’t know at the time. I remember in civics taking a test to determine what career would be best for you. My best friend and I laughed as I didn’t get one of the “cool” jobs. The career that would best suit me was rancher/farmer. (I have not missed the irony) My English teachers encouraging us to be creative in our writing. (Yeah when was I ever going to need that skill) My 5th grade teacher who was well aware of the bet my dad and I had to not get the box “talks to much” on my report card for one quarter. I won the bet but it was the only quarter that box was not marked. Each and everyone of my teachers gave me encouragement. I remember as a 7th grader asking the high school play director in the hallways of school if I could be in the fall play. At the time 7th graders could not be in the high school plays. I received best performer that year.

Each and everyone of my teachers made a difference. Now that I am on the other side, with an almost 3rd grader, I cannot help but think what difference Everett’s teachers are making in his life. Each one of his teachers are special to him. They are special to me. They love, encourage, discipline and are cheerleaders to all of their students.

My mom showed me how valuable teachers are especially when graduation came. As graduation announcements were being sent out, my mom was also sending out Thank You cards to each and every one of my teachers from kindergarten to graduation. I am thankful for each and everyone of my teachers. They gave me skills I didn’t know I would need later in life. img_44411.jpg


One response to “Teachers are amazing

  1. Marilyn Swenson says:

    What a great walk down memory lane…..Your folks were so gracious to remember and thank the teacher……YOU are gracious too!

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