Making the Connection Through Love
Daily, I am reminded of reasons I love my career. My 146 babies! Even through their rare moments of wanting to be left alone, upset, disobedient, or rebellious, my scholars' heart melts at the words "I love you" and a hug. Even when I unintentionally offend my scholars through impatient demands and open correction, they reciprocate that same love and respect as they wait for my verbal apology that usually follows. I admire their ability to not keep grudges once they realize they are actually loved. They have been my inspiration, and I remind them of this each school day with a smile, a wave, a hug, or an out-of-the-blue "I love you" shout-out.