I love love love this mommy. She has known my children since my oldest was in her preschool class. He was in her first class–my youngest in her second to last class. Her gift that she has with children is beyond amazing. I am so happy both my boys experienced the time they had with Miss Michelle. Now that she has her second child she is taking a break from teaching preschool. I am selfishly glad that my youngest made it through her class. There are a lot of heartbroken parents this year that lost her and I am sure they miss her terribly.
Michelle has a wonderful sense of humor. That smile–she lights up a room with her smile. She smiles so much you can’t see her shining blue eyes because she is too busy grinning from ear to ear. She has a lot to be smiling about. Her son was born last week and their family is complete. Just 21 months earlier, her daughter came into the world. I remember how badly Michelle wanted these children and was thrilled when her daughter E was born.
See how funny Michelle is? All I have to do is tell her a naughty joke and she is laughing her head off. I recall her whispering to the baby that she would pay her $5 if she pooped on Daddy. Baby had a bank account start that day!
This is baby E today.
And this is her new brother D.
Michelle, thank you for teaching my children. Thank you for all those hours of hard work and love you gave to all the children that have been your students. It was such a joy to watch both my boys go through graduation and successfully move on to kindergarten. Thank you for loving my oldest and understanding him. You were his fan and never criticized him for being “energetic”. You applauded his unique thinking outside the box. You believed in him with more patience than most teachers would. Thank you for doing the same for my youngest. He’s 180 degrees different than my firstborn but challenging just the same. Thank you for those lovely presents my children made for me. Mother’s Day and Graduation Day made me cry watching those special DVD’s that you created for the parents. Thank you for loving children. You put your heart and soul into your work and the kids blossomed. Now that you have 2 of your own I wish you much love and happiness raising your children to be all that they can be. I know they are lucky to have you for their mom.