Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y is for Yesterday's Grace

So today I want to talk about yesterday which doesn't have a lot to do with my A-Z theme (married with children), but it does begin with the letter y, and I am married, so there's that.

As you may have figured out, this one will be a think and blog as you go kind of post.

I've been waiting all year to make a trip to South Carolina to see my daughter2 teach her classroom full of little darlings, and yesterday was the day. She gets up at the crack of dawn to get to school early, so I got up at the crack of dawn too. Coincidentally I happened to be visiting during teacher appreciation week, and let me tell you her school PTA goes all out for the teachers. They have special breakfasts and lunches planned, along with some fun little treats like cute tote bags for the staff. My daughter loves her school and I'm happy she gets to work in a warm and supportive environment.

Daughter2's students had been told I was coming and they were very excited.  They behaved like the angels they are, and I know their teacher had a little something to do with that.  She has a most excellent class, which is a fabulous way to kick off a teaching career.

I felt a little bit like a celebrity, especially on the playground. I read a story and did a few small tasks, but mostly I just watched my baby girl do what she was most assuredly born to do. She was so organized and calm, and she was cheerful too. Absolutely nothing ruffled her feathers, consequently nothing ruffled her students either. I was so impressed...pretty sure I had a ridiculous grin on my face all day long. Her kids love her, and by default they loved me too. The teachers mother.

Hubs and I always knew Daughter2 would grow up to run something. As a toddler we used to say she was small but mighty-ha! And she was! Always so sure of herself, smart with a kind heart and a strong sense of justice. We hear so much about everything that is wrong with the state of education in our country...

...but you should know some things are also very right. 


  1. Beautiful tribute to your daughter, even if it wasn't on theme! :) Thanks for giving us a peek into her classroom.

  2. How fun for you! My mom would come to my class and visit when I was teaching, and it was always nice to have her.

  3. Oh, isn't it fun to see our kids "blossom and flourish." I love to visit our daughter's classroom and like you, the kids think I am someone so special. So glad that we have teachers that are so "called" as our daughters and are making a difference in a lot of young lives. Great post!

  4. This so warmed my heart to read. I have been chomping at the bit to visit my own sweet girl. Hopefully next school year! Thanks for sharing your precious girl with us!

  5. I was smiling right along with you and nodding in full agreement. I'm so glad your daughter has a good class and the caring environment of her school. Wish they were all like that. I'm sure she LOVED having you there to see her in action. I get to see my girl's class tomorrow; it is fun to feel like a celebrity. I missed the past 2 weeks (one was spring break, one was when it would have been a strain to have one more adult in the room that day). They ask why I don't come anymore. Ha! two weeks go by and they ask about me. Awww. And hey, you are married, and this is about one of your children , so you scored on both!

  6. Love this! So nice when your kids are doing what God made them to do!

  7. Excellent post and a great tribute to your daughter! Both of my sisters and my sister-in-law are teachers. God bless our teachers.

  8. I'm so glad you got to share in her day and how proud you must be! Adult children are awesome.

  9. How blessed you were to be able to spend the day with your daughter and her students! It's comforting to know that some things are still 'right' concerning education :) May God bless your daughter for being a port in today's storm.