Since then, I've been watching the news and reading different articles online. I can't imagine what the town of Newtown is going through and what each family from that community is facing right now. I've also been thinking a lot about the teachers. There have been so many tragedies in our country over the years, but this one hit a little too close to home. I may be far removed from Connecticut, but every time I think about the school, the classrooms, the teachers, and the children, my heart becomes overwhelmed.
I am once again reminded of why I go into work day in and day out. Believe me, there are days where I feel the need to bang my head against the wall just a couple times, but at the end of it all, I love my job and I love every single one of the kids that walk through my classroom. I can't imagine doing anything else and more than ever, I find it a privilege that I get to be a part of their lives. Being a teacher is who I am. Everyday, I get to wake up and I get to spend my day with 7 and 8 year olds. I get to see them grow as students and learners. I get to know their nuances, their interests, and their senses of humor. More than anything, I get to see them grow as people. So, with all this being said, I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child's life. Thank you for entrusting them to me everyday and know that I care and love each and every single one of them dearly.