Today some of my 2nd- and 3rd grade students planned a surprise retirement party for me. I listened to about 20 acrostic poems and 6 speeches. Do you know what it’s like to have 38 little eyes staring at you while you are crying?

Memories like these will not become phantoms but will shed light on those days that might loom dark.

Daily Gratitude: the card that Yahir made which read: You gave me the power to learn.

Quote of the Day for YOU: How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.  ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan,  Annie

© Teresita Abad Doebley All rights reserved 2009-2012.


24 thoughts on “Phantoms

  1. Oh my, that must be so hard. I’m sure you’re going to love the time off to work on your photography and other things you enjoy, once the leaving is behind you. Happy retirement.

  2. Worked with Special Ed students for 30+ years…when I retired…so bittersweet…and the poem and necklace I received was so precious…You will miss the routine…the kids…but, after awhile you will grow to love your new freedom…Stay active in some way with the things you love…Happy Retirement…~mkg

  3. What a great story, they will not forget the things learned with love from a teacher who gave her self and her heart to them.

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