I ask my students to make handmade cards each year and share a poem or special memories with their parents for Mother's Day or Father's Day. I love watching them make beautiful cards and share special words and memories with their parents. I promise them that these handmade cards and sentiments will be treasured by their parents forever. I've kept all the cards I love and cherish in this special box.
I share the ones I've received from my kids as evidence. The wish list was made by Blake as a coupon list the year before he graduated from high school and the remember card was made by Sara when she was a sixth grader.
Several years ago, I wrote this poem as a tribute to my mother because I have the most wonderful mother in the world. Even though she died 22 years ago this month, I can still recall the touch of her hands and the love I always felt in her presence.
This past week, I received the following email from my son. So I'll let him close this post as my guest blogger. It warmed my heart, and I cherish every word. He won't be here for Mother's Day, but I'll be traveling to DC for his graduation from law school in two weeks. I printed a copy of his email to place in my box of special cards. I encourage my students to share the gift of their words and memories, the best gift ever!