We had our special “leaping” ceremony yesterday at Smith Elementary in Smith, Oregon.
After the singing performance, the iMovie of our year in school, and all the treats, one little fella came up to me smiling from ear to ear. This is what he said, (And when I say said, I really mean yelled…)
“Mrs. Smith, you know what I LOVE ABOUT FIRST GRADE???”
Me: (Thinking he would say recess, or play time, or CHAOS) “What, John????”
“No matter if you YELL at us, or how many time-outs we have, we KNOW you STILL LOVE us!!” And with a smile he hugged me; truly, truly hugged me…
and my heart was full……….