September 24, 2012
Yesterday, as our church honored educators, we watched a video about a neurosurgeon who contacted his middle school science teacher thanking him for encouraging him and telling him that he had what it took to be a brain surgeon. The video clip moved me, and instantly made me think of you.
In 10th grade English in San Antonio, TX, you not only motivated me through your comments in class, but you took notice of poems and stories I had written and encouraged me to put them to use immediately to bless classmates going through difficult times. Much like the science teacher in the video, you showed me and told me that I had what it took to be a writer. Last year I published my first book, Nine Year Pregnancy, and hopefully later this year my new book, Three Days at Sea, will be ready to go to print. I plan on honoring you in the acknowledgments.
This is my first time to post to any of my blogs via email. I thought it would be fun to post this letter to you, since I no longer have contact information for you.
Where ever you are and where ever your family is today, may you be blessed! May others reading this be encouraged to thank an educator who inspired them. May educators reading this also be encouraged to continue inspiring, motivating, encouraging, and blessing students who enter their classrooms!
See also this poem honoring teachers: