If you are like me you probably thank your child’s teachers every day that you see them. W is 3 1/2 and I know that teaching him at this age has to be a challenge. Often. I am so thankful for the care and love, yes love, that W’s teachers show him every day. I am thankful that they are just as invested in him as I am. I am thankful that they hold my hand through difficult times, trying times, “why is he acting like this??” times.

There is still so much to process about the tragedy that happened in Connecticut last Friday. If I was to really sit down and write out all of my feelings it would be a mess, because my feelings are a mess. I don’t think I have a perspective on what happened that is different from you. I think we are all in shock.

One of the things that really stuck with me was hearing how so many teachers and administrators were heroes on such a dark day. I also realized that all of the teachers in our lives would be just as heroic.

Teachers save our children every day in so many ways. I am overwhelmed with gratitude.

My friend Julie is a former teacher and she recognized that many of us parents would be wanting to DO SOMETHING ACTIVE today to thank some pretty important and special people in our lives. She declared today to be “Thank a Teacher Today” and I am following her great lead.

Today I will be picking up some donuts for W’s teachers and letting them know just how much they mean to me.

I know I would not have survived the last year raising W without their brilliant guidance and care. Five days a week I trust these teachers with all of my son and I am so indebted to them for how much they give to us both.

Thank you. With all of my heart – thank you.

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