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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Encourager

"Promise me you'll always remember:
You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
- Christopher Robin to Pooh

When I first read this from one of my nearly grown up kindergarten kids, it made me get teary.  There have been many people in my life who told me or showed me this truth just when I needed to know it and know it was true for me.  Now, I will hold it close to my heart and share it freely.
There are several kids in my class this year who need to know this is true for themselves.  There are many more kids at my school who need to know.  Perhaps the biggest part of my job is just this...encourager. 
We have a saying framed on the table where Stevie and I eat lunch.  It says, "Even on your worst day at work, you are some child's best hope."  I think I will print and frame the quote from Christopher Robin.
You gotta love them and they gotta know you do! 
Lots of hugs tomorrow....
Who has been your encourager?  Who have you encouraged?

2 comments:

  1. You and Stevie have been my encouragers! Some days I wonder where I find the strength to keep going and then I see you guys. It would have been a longer, harder, lonelier road without the two of you.

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  2. Thanks, Misty. We will always be there for you. It has been an honor to journey with you through these last few years of your life...hasn't been the smoothest sailing, but you are stronger and wiser than before. We love you!

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