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High praise for a special teacher
I attended Muffins for Moms this morning at Houston Elementary. It was so touching to see the line of moms that stretched down the sidewalk waiting to get their visitor sticker. Not one mom was griping as she held her student's hand in that long line waiting for a pre-packaged muffin and a plastic cup of orange juice. Just a beautiful sight.
After breakfast, Jed's third-grade teacher (also, Sam's favorite teacher ever), Mrs. Rebecca Alcorn, invited her students' moms to a Mother's Day tea in her classroom. When Sam was in third grade, I got invited to her Mother's Day tea, as well. As far as I know, Mrs. Alcorn is the only teacher who does this at Houston. She asked her students to write a poem or letter to their mom and each of the students read out loud about the love they have for their mom.
I remember vividly the tears I shed seven years ago and the striped shirt Sam was wearing when he gave up his tiny chair for me in her classroom, and, like a true gentleman, asked what kind of tea I would like and served me a cookie and napkin along with it. Then, he stood in front of all of his classmates and read aloud what I meant to him.Until that point, I was never more humbled and proud to be a mom.