Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giving Thanks

It's that time of the year when we all give thanks for everything we have. Clothes, car, house, family, friends, etc. I wonder, why don't we do this ALL the time!? 

Why does it take one specific holiday to put this in perspective? 

As I thought about this over the weekend and heard about a horrific tragedy, I was able to realize just how thankful I am.

It takes one accident. One mistake. One wrong turn. One moment. For someones life to be turned upside down.

I don't want to go into to much detail and this is not about someone I was particularly close too, but I do have to say one thing I am extremely thankful for is the the things I learn from my students.

I learn just how strong a 14 year old girl can be when her life is turned upside down. I learned how one community can come together and support one another. I learn that students are able to put their differences aside and be their for each other in a time of need, yet adults have a difficult time doing so. 

I learn about the perspective of a 14 year old and the innocence they bring to the table. I learn the persistency and capability a young child has at dealing with heart ache.

It amazes me to see how strong these young adults are, because if I lost a love one I know that I would be a mess. I wouldn't be able to walk into a classroom for days maybe even weeks; yet these kids are capable of handling way more than I would ever be able to handle and do so with a smile on their faces.

They tend to amaze me Every. Single. Day. That is what I am thankful for. I am thankful for each and every student I have had thus far and I will have in my future, they teach me way more than I will ever teach them


  1. I'm always amazed by the resilience of children and their ability to handle and deal with things that seem far beyond their understanding.

  2. LOVE! I just wrote a post with the same idea in mind. Happy Thanksgiving beautiful girl

  3. i volunteer with middle schoolers and they surprise me every time i interact with them. great post lady!