It wasn't until I became a parent that I began to grasp how much influence my children's teachers would have in their lives.
It wasn't until I became a parent that I realized how important they would be to me.
As my child walked through their door I was entrusting their spirit and mind to them.
This is not an easy thing to do.
Teacher's hold the world in their hands.
Every year I wait with bated breath in hopes that my daughters would be spending their time with someone they liked and respected.
Someone who would inspire them to reach out and grab the world.
Someone who would take the seeds I had planted,
the seeds I had tended,
and allow them to bloom and grow.
This year my Middlest is happy.
She is nourished.
She is being inspired.
Her teacher loves what she is doing and she shares her enthusiasm with my daughter every single day.
This sweet shot was taken during her after school art club.
She told the kids they would create beauty.
I cannot think of a greater gift.
Take the time to say thank you to the teacher who is giving your child the gift of confidence.
The gift of inspiration.
The gift of knowledge.
They are changing the world.
One child... at a time.
This post is linking up to Darcy's Sweet Shot Tuesday.
This post is also in memory of The Agronomist's wonderful teacher Mr.O. who will never be forgotten.