Dear Teacher

My friend over at Defining Motherhood took the words right out of my mouth. Thank you, teachers, for every day that you give your best to our kids.

Defining Motherhood

RESPONSIBILITY: burden

Dear Teacher,

Husband is dropping Son off at school today and I confess I’m relieved.  I’m not sure I could have dropped him off like it was just another day.   I know the odds are wildly in his favor that today he will be safe like all the other days before.  But still, I am anxious and tearful today.

Life hasn’t changed – I have simply been reminded that I control so little. 

My office and the school are the same distance apart, but I feel farther away.    

Your job hasn’t changed but today I am keenly aware of the burden you carry.  Twenty six children are placed into your capable hands each weekday.  You guide and protect what is most dear to me.  And you do the same for twenty six other families. 

I don’t know how I missed it before now.  I knew I was trusting you…

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