Dear Teachers, We never got to say goodbye.
As our schools have closed for the remainder or the school year, our precious children are homeschooling or distant learning. Now, as much as I absolutely love them being home, I am saddened by the thought of they won’t go back. It’s not that I’m ready for them to go back, heck I’ve contemplated homeschooling for a long time, but it’s the fact that they won’t get to say bye to their teachers.
No end of the year celebrations, no awards ceremonies, and no saying goodbye to friends and good luck in the next grade. No closure. No field day, no kick ball tournament against the teachers. For some students, this was the last year in their school before they move on to the next school. For some, this was their first year of school so they won’t get their Pre-k or Kindergarten graduation their parents have been waiting so long to cry at. And worst of all, Seniors in high school are feared they won’t get to see the day they worked so hard for and dreamed about since they were little.
I know this seems silly, but it’s just the memories. I know with all that’s going on in the world right now, this should be the least of my concern. I am very thankful for the concern for the safety of our children and I completely understand the reasoning, but it does sadden me. My kids have AMAZING teachers that they won’t get to hug goodbye as they continue on to the next grade.
I pray everyone stays safe and heed the warnings of not going out and about unless absolutely necessary. I pray for the ones who are affected and who are sick. I pray the Lord stays with us through all of this and help wipe it away quickly.
But dear teachers, thank you for taking care of my babies and loving them. Please know that we appreciate you and my babies will miss you.