Sunday, May 23, 2010

Dear Mrs. Smith...

*Names have been changed in this letter to respect the privacy of others*

Tonight I learned that another woman has stolen my son's heart. He can't bear to let her go. Neither can I! He loves and adores this woman. He has learned so much from her and he can't bear to leave his side. She is his 2nd grade teacher. I found our precious boy in bed writing her a letter. I read it and cried. Then, he wept with me. We wept together and I thanked God for a teacher who would touch our son's heart by teaching him so well. Mrs. Smith loves our children. She has taught them patiently. She will not let them leave school discouraged. She has protected them, disciplined them, taught them, and walked beside them. DH & I are forever grateful. Our children are too, as you will see from our boy's letter to Mrs. Smith.

Dear Mrs. Smith,

I will miss you always and forever. I will miss you this summer. I am so sad that I half to go. I will miss your smile and everything you do. I will see you at the playground at lunch. I will miss being in your class. I will miss being your helper. I will miss you being there to help like on Math when I am stuck on it you can't help, only Mrs. Jones (teacher for next year). I will miss that. I will miss everything you do. I will miss your joy and gladness. I will miss you when you are sad or angrey. I will miss you no matter what.
Love,
Mama Henley's boy

7 comments:

Mrs. Bogarde said...

Hi sweetie! What is your e-mail address? Can you send it ito me?

North of 25A said...

What a blessing tha letter is! You are so lucky & so is Mrs. Smith.

Imjustagirl said...

What a sweet letter. What a blessing not only Mrs. Smith is but also your son!!

Jo said...

Oh that brought tears to my eyes! I promise you {as a teacher} that this will touch her heart in more ways than you or your son can understand. It's because of students, like your little guy, and wonderful families, like yours, that make teaching such a wonderful profession.

Jo

Raining Pearls said...

He is the sweetest boy ever... What a an amazing letter, Mrs. Smith is going to be in tears.

mFw said...

That is just precious! Your little will remember this teacher forever!

sevenalstons said...

Oh my goodness... that is the sweetest letter ever! Mrs. Smith will treasure it forever, I'm sure :)