Friday, June 10, 2011

A Really Beautiful Letter

This is a really beautiful letter Edison's kindergarten teacher sent to us parents.  She didn't write it (the author is unknown) but it brought tears to my eyes.  And, for some reason it reminded me of all the great teachers I had....some who I DO still run into from time to time.

Dear Parents,
I give you back your child, the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last fall.  I give him back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature then he was then.
Although he would have attained his growth in spite of me, it has been my pleasure and privilege to watch his personality unfold day by day and marvel at this splendid miracle of development.
I give him back reluctantly, for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other.
Ten years from now if we met on the street, your child and I, a light will shine to our eyes, a smile to our lips, and we shall feel the bond of understanding once more, this bond we feel today.
We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year.  I wish it could go on indefinitely, but give him back I must.  Take care of him, for he is precious.
Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and his destiny, wherever he goes, whatever he does, whoever he becomes.  His joys and sorrows I’ll be happy to share.
I shall always be his friend.
~Author Unknown


  1. I love it!
    It's my new favorite!
    Happy Last Day of School!

  2. What a beautiful letter! I love it. :)

  3. Love it. I just may have to use that next year. You know a teach once told me the best ideas are stolen.

  4. Hi Karen,
    Thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind comments.
    I think it is very sweet when little ones give you flowers from the garden ... even when you rather they stay in the garden. Bless!

  5. Ok, now I am teary. What a sweet poem...and so true.


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