This past week we celebrated teachers during Teacher’s Appreciation Week -Teacher’s Appreciation Day is May 5th. Teachers truly are the heart of our society without teachers where would we be? Whether a teacher by trade, craft or necessity your heartfelt gift of education is appreciated. I come from a family of educators and know first-hand how rewarding yet selfless the job of teaching can be. My mother was adored by her students she taught life skills and made it fun. Back then your favorite teacher was like a celebrity in town…LOL Still to this day 35 years later I’ve run into some of her students and they recall their fondness of my mom and her class and all that she taught them. My aunt was a favorite of many of her students as well serving in the school system as a High School Guidance counselor. I also accredit my grandmother with teaching since she taught sewing in private lessons and at a local senior center, she was a accomplished and talented seamstress. Teaching is a gift as rare and wonderful as can be. When you teach you are touching lives, opening minds, imparting knowledge and nurturing a mind to explore and soar to new heights. So when I saw this image from I knew I had to make it a cookie for Teacher’s appreciation week. Head over to Simply Sprout to check out the orignal art inspiration behind this cookie created by Marcy.
As a young student I had my own favorite teach in school and to this day I love and adore, her name was Ms. Freeman. Ms. Freeman was a phenomenal teacher who taught 3rd grade and made it delightful and exciting. She was creative, artistic, caring and giving. You couldn’t wait to get to 3rd grade just so you could be in her class, at least the creative kids like me couldn’t. She drew charactures of each of her students and hung them around the room she even made the gross stuff like dissecting a piglet fun too. She lit my creativity and although it has taken many years for my flame to burn bright it has never gone out. So thank you once again Ms. Freeman of Huff Elementary School for touching my life forever.
As we close out teacher appreciation week and head into Mother’s Day weekend it’s only fitting we give thanks and much appreciation to our first teacher, our Moms. My mom was a favorite teacher for many, teaching Home Economics and Parenting during her days as a High School teacher before going into Administration but for me she is my favorite teach of all time for the example she taught me in her work ethic, supporting and caring for her family and truly what it means to be a Proverbs 23 woman. Thank you to all the teachers everywhere!
Next week we get to talk about and love on mom more as we celebrate Mother’s Day and Nurses Appreciation week.