My Great Nana was a teacher, my Nana worked in a school, my mom is a teacher, and I was a teacher. It's what I've always known, it's what I've always loved.
I value my kids' teachers immensely. I know what they go through. I know what they sacrifice. I will always try my best to make sure they know how much I appreciate them.
This is for my mom who, after 27 years of teaching in the same classroom, the same grade, at the same school, has decided to retire in June. She's still in touch with many of her former students, all of whom have expressed their appreciation for what she provided them but I know there is no possible way she'll ever know the impact she had on so many. My brother and I are not her only legacies. She has many, many more. That's an amazing thing.