What better way to kick off 2017 than with a thank you letter shared with us by a CIS volunteer who is participating in our “caring adult” series (and has asked that their name be withheld). To all the Mrs. Daltons out there who show up each day and help our children grow into the best students and people they can be, thank you!
Dear Mrs. Dalton,
I am where I am today because of your teachings, your guidance, and the love you showed to all your students.
I will never forget how you taught me about chivalry, or how to appropriately shake someone’s hand. You taught me to believe in myself and showed me my potential as a student. You gave me an opportunity to excel in this world. Most importantly, you showed me the immense unconditional love you had for all your students.
I don’t know if I ever emphasized how thankful and grateful I am to have had you as a teacher during my most critical years of growing up. My morals, principles, and values that I carry with me, the understanding of what it means to be human, was instilled in me during my years as your student. For that, I am blessed to have had you in my life.
Thank you for being my educator and mentor. Thank you for everything. God bless you, Mrs. Dalton. I miss you very much.
Who is your Mrs. Dalton? If you are up to the challenge of reflecting on and writing a letter to your caring adult, email it to email@example.com and we just might publish it!
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