Modified "I give you back your child..."
05-20-2010, 01:37 PM
I was thinking that I might use this for my own child to take to his teachers. So I worked on modifying it to go from parent to teacher instead of teacher to parent. I am looking for suggestions, improvements, what you think, etc.
I will take back my child now-- this child that I confidently entrusted to your care last fall. I know that I take him back pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than he was then.
Although he would have attained his growth with a different teacher, I know that his life has been enriched, his mind stretched, his opportunities broadened, and his insights deepened because of your influence, insight, and support.
I take him back reluctantly, because after spending nine months with you, I know that his summer days will not be as full of knowledge, wonder, or curiosity.
Ten years from now if he sees you on the street, he will recall the bond that he feels today and will be warmed to feel that familiar bond again. Twenty (or thirty) years from now, he may tell his own child about the wonderful days he spent with you laughing, playing, studying, learning, and exploring.
I have been here through the struggles as well as the bright spots. I know the stumbles that my child has taken along the way and I know the difficult student that he can be. I will never forget the time and effort that you gave to him.
I shall always be in your debt.
(Little Bear's Mama)