I have a confession. I’ve been sitting at my computer this afternoon, in anxious anticipation. I have a bit of little nervousness in the pit of my stomach and I’ve been checking my email every ten minutes or so. And the reason?
The teacher letters are coming out today.
It’s a funny thing, these teacher letters. Ever since our kids started school, it became this fun but anxiety filled ritual. And back in the day, the teacher letters came through the mail. So we would wait in anticipation for the mail lady to drive by in her mail truck. And when she did, we’d try to reign it in and not look crazy as we half ran to get the mail that she delivered. We’d tear open the manilla envelope and let all of the formal transportation and emergency information forms drop to the ground as we eagerly searched out that one line on the welcome letter that would tell us who our kids’ teachers would be. And then would start the calls and texts to see which friends might have the same teacher.
And it’s kind of a funny thing. Because at Eastport Elementary, thankfully our kids have had wonderful teachers every year. Teacher names are always thrown around between close friends as to who was good and who was really good. But in all reality, what teacher may not have been great for so and so’s kid might end up being your child’s favorite teacher ever. Overall, I know that our school is filled with amazing, loving and dedicated men and women and I am so thankful for that. I pray and trust that our kids will get teachers that are a good fit for them. I pray that our kids will make good friends, whether new ones or old. And most of all, I pray for another great year of school where our kids can go and make a positive difference in whatever class they end up in.
That being said, we just got an email with Ellee’s teacher. And I mostly did the same thing. I scanned through the message to see what name would come up. And I sent a few texts and already found out that Ellee’s teacher is great and kind. Which for me is a big thing. I’m not sure what to do about Christian. I’m not sure if they forgot to send out his letter, but I’m doing my best to know that no matter who it is, it will all be great in the end.
I’m thankful for our schools. I’m especially thankful for our teachers too and will be praying for them all as they prepare for another great year of school.