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Appreciating Teachers

May 4, 2010


Author Unknown

“Whose child is this?” I asked one day
Seeing a little one out at play
“Mine,” said the parent with a tender smile
“Mine to keep a little while
To bathe his hands and comb his hair
To tell him what he is to wear
To prepare him that he may always be good
And each day do the things he should”

“Whose child is this?” I asked again
As the door opened and someone came in
“Mine,” said the teacher with the same tender smile
“Mine, to keep just for a little while
To teach him how to be gentle and kind
To train and direct his dear little mind
To help him live by every rule
And get the best he can from school”

“Whose child is this?” I ask once more
Just as the little one entered the door
“Ours,” said the parent and the teacher as they smiled
And each took the hand of the little child
“Ours to love and train together
Ours this blessed task forever.”

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and today and every day I am thankful for all the teachers and staff who are helping me love, nurture and teach my three amazing kids.



Photo from (here), spotted on the delightful Lovely Little Things.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Donie permalink
    May 4, 2010 12:49 pm

    Sending thanks to an amazing teacher that my daughter had the great fortune to have !

    Thank you my friend for holding her hand.
    ( and mine too)


  2. Mom permalink
    May 5, 2010 12:03 am

    What a lovely tribute to the Mom and the teachers who are doing such wonderful things for and with your marvelous children, Vicki. We are grateful for all of you and wish you all a wonderful Mother’s Day.
    Love and hugs,

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