Thanks so much to Cathy Abraham for writing these and giving me permission to use them!

From Your Teacher

To all of “my” children,
throughout all of the years.
You shared your first loose tooth,
your milestones, your fears.

I have memories of “little things”
from each one of you.
Treasures hid in your cubbie,
the first time tying your shoe.

Some of you are now parents.
Yourselves, “mom” or “dad.”
Experiencing the joys
that with you I once had.

Take my word, time goes quickly.
Children grow by the day.
This is from someone,
who watched you learn, cry, and play.

Each of you gave me something,
whether I realized it or not.
In my heart, and in my prayers,
you each hold a spot.


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