An open letter to my former early grade school teachers 

the silent wave

Dear elementary school teachers of my early years,

The first thing you should know is that I remember you.  I remember all of you.  I remember your names and faces.  I remember the essence of your voices, even.

And I remember how you felt toward me and how I felt toward you.

When I was 19, I came back to the same area for university, and I made the trip to the school, to see as many of you as I could find.

I don’t remember why I was so nervous, but I do remember that the nervousness was mixed in with a sort of triumph.  Because I’m not sure you ever thought I’d amount to much.  And I did.  I showed you. I proved you wrong.  I turned myself around, academically.

When I was in your class, you saw part of me.  You saw my potential. But you didn’t…

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  1. Thank you so much for the reblog! 😊💖

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