I usually make some sort of baked good for them to have during their coffee breaks. Teacher gifts aren't common here, at least I don't think they are. Maybe it's because there isn't a Starbucks around here, so the gift card trend hasn't taken off.
The truth is that no amount of baked goods can even begin to thank these women for the amazing job that they do.
I still remember the first day that we took Nathan to daycare. How they took him in and cuddled him so that I would know he was being cared for.
|Nathan's first day of daycare in 2010|
I remember the first time he came home asking when he could go back to see them. Naming them all by name.
For the past three years these women have not only taken care of my son, they have cared for my son.
They have taught him so much - perfect french, letters, numbers, colors, songs and poetry. But they have also taught him kindness, manners and generosity.
These women have become so much more than just his teachers, in his eyes they are family.
He has so much love for them, and I see the love that they have for him.
This last week of daycare, they have told me how much they will miss him. There have been lots of extra cuddles and it seems as if Nathan knows that the end is near.
We took presents to the daycare on Monday. Actual presents, not baked goods - with thank you cards for his teachers. Nathan was so excited to walk in with gifts and hand them to his teachers.
The truth is, that there is no gift that could possibly show them how grateful I am for them. How much I appreciate the work that they do. How much I admire them, and how much they have touched my family's hearts.
Today I am grateful. Grateful for amazing teachers like Sylvie, Chantal, Muriel and Amandine. Grateful for all the people who chose to make teaching their career. You have no idea how much you touch people's lives!
Have you ever had a teacher who has made a difference in your/your child's life?