In light of the recent Sandy Hook events, as all parents are, I’m turning the events around in my head trying to make sense of it. It’s horrific and hard to think about. Somehow, I just felt compelled to thank you for all the work you’ve done throughout your careers. I love and appreciate all of my children’s teachers, and I have no doubt that you love the kids back in the same way that they adore you. As I visualize that horrible day in my head, all I can think is that if my kids were in those rooms, surviving or otherwise, thank God those kids got to see the teachers try to do everything in their power to save them. The children were not alone, but witness to I’m sure to some of the bravest heroic actions that humanity has to offer. In a world that forces us to leave our children in the hands of others, many hours nearly each day, the only thing that makes it less scary to let them go to school (or out of my arm length) is to know that there are teachers like you, ready to receive them.
I just needed to take the opportunity to thank you for that reassurance.
the Mother of two amazing little boys