“Is there a person you should’ve thanked, but never had the chance? Is there someone who helped you along the way without even realizing it? Here’s your chance to express your belated gratitude.” -The Daily Post
I’ve always wanted to go back and personally thank my elementary school teachers for everything they did for me as a child. Unfortunately, that seems to be a difficult task for reasons ranging from death, retirement, and relocation. I’d really like to reach out to the ones who are still around just catch up with them.
It would probably be a very strange experience for us since their only memories of me (if they have any at all) are of me as this small little boy they once taught. I just think it’s crazy that teachers invest so much time into their students only to see them move on at the end of the year and progress with their lives.
I’d imagine they’d want to see their students again one day. I was fortunate to have very nice teachers who I got along well with so I’d like to imagine that they’d want to talk to me again one day.
Maybe I’ll work on this when I’m home for Winter Break. 🙂
My dad is a retire high school teacher, and he enjoys it when he sees his former students. The only thing though is that they expect him to remember their names, and while he remembers their faces and little quirks about them (like this one was really into country music, or this one was really into this actress, etc.) the names escape him. So if you do see your teachers, make sure to tell them your name. I’m sure that they’ll be happy to see you again and see that you’re doing so well. 🙂
Thanks for the tip! I’ll be sure to mention my name just because I know how terrible I am with names myself… 😉