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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

On Monday evening my favorite high school teacher was hit by a car, and died. Now I haven't been in high school for 40 years, but I still feel like I lost my second mom. Sr. Virginia was the kind of teacher who expected you to do your best simply because that's what people should do. She had a dry sense of humor, sometimes a little cutting, but a heart of gold. For the past 40 years I received a birthday card from her without fail. I could go on, but I have to get out of my jammies and go to work.
My point, aside from sharing my grief, is to simply say to those of you who teach, bless you. You have a hard job, and a job that is life-shaping for every child you encounter. What an amazing responsibility, and opportunity. Thank you for choosing to teach.
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    How sweet! Just stopped by to see how you were doing and this caught my eye! I hope you had a better day today than I had! :) I am disappointed in myself! :( Ah, well! Tomorrow can be a new beginning!
    1809 days ago
    I was just stopping by your page to catch up and saw your blog. I am so sorry to hear of this wonderful woman's death. I agree that teachers are amazing and I'm so glad you had Sr. Virginia's presence in your life. I hope you and your family are doing well. Maizey
    2343 days ago
    So sorry to hear of your loss. It is funny how teachers touch and make impression on us. My blessings and prayers to Sr. Virginia and you. May her memory always bring warmth to you heart.
    2364 days ago
    I am very sorry to hear about Sister Virginia; what a great loss to both the human race and the teaching world. Thank you for your blessings; I truly believe that I was called by God to teach. It is definitely a huge responsibility, one that I take very seriously. I just hope and pray that I, as well as other teachers, can continue His mission by being the role models that young people so desperately need in their lives. Godspeed, Sr. Virginia...
    2374 days ago
    How sad...I knew of a Sr Virgina who taught music at Blessed Sacrament....I am sorry for your loss....

    2374 days ago
    I am so sorry. She sounds like someone who loved teaching and her students. My daughter is a teacher. It's a calling, I'm sure.

    my sympathy,

    2376 days ago
    emoticon Teachers are a big part of life. Befriending some, along the way, is a big part of being mature. Condolences.
    2376 days ago
    So sorry to hear about this Jet. I know she had to be a very special person!
    2376 days ago
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    So sorry for your loss - she must have been a very special woman.

    and you are so correct - we owe so much to those who teach!
    2376 days ago
    What a touching story. Your teacher was an extraordinary human being that cared for and loved her students. I'm sorry for your loss.
    2376 days ago
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