Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When You Aren't Looking ...

I can remember back when my daughter and son were born.  It was like it happened yesterday.  I remember the first time she crawled, the first time he said "Daddy", I can even still remember the first time she looked up at me and giggled.  It's amazing what kinds of things we remember and what kinds of things we forget or miss.

Each and every day as Educators we have a chance to see something that many people don't get to see.  We see growth, we see potential, and we see innocence.  The teachers that work in my building are wonderful. They have worked hard to harness potential and be there for kids.  I strive to tell every kid that in one way or another we will help them get to where they want to go.  But we as teachers, administrators, counselors have to keep turning our heads and stay focused.  We don't want to miss anything.  Kids grow up before our eyes.  Last week I stood in front of a Senior class that I can remember as young, innocent freshman.  Now they are sporting beards and maturity.  It's crazy how fast they grow up!

In this past week, I sent my baby girl to Kindergarten and my boy to Pre-school.  It's scary for many parents to send them off into the real world to learn things and to lose their innocence.  I work hard with our teachers to focus on character, caring and showing all kids that you are there for them when they need help......

Here's praying that teachers take time to "SEE" my kids.  

Will you as teachers make this a priority?  Will Parents at home?

It goes by too fast when you aren't looking...

Have a great week---




  1. Terrific reminders of how fast kids grow up. We must be present in the moments with them, and we must really "see" them. Educators who are parents should ask themselves, "Are my actions the kind of actions I want someone to who my kids?"

  2. Keeping it all in perspective and remembering to cherish the moments we have. We make our memories and they are made at lightening speed! Prayers and blessings!
    Warm and heart felt post.

  3. It is such a joy to read this post! Yes, we must see our kids!! I am thankful for those who have seen mine! And I will take this little gem with me into my week ahead! Thank you

  4. At the end of the day, that's all we really want as parents, right? We hope adults will see our kids and appreciate that beauty and uniqueness. I enjoyed reading this post as Mom/Principal (my son attends my school). I especially enjoyed the pics. Your kids are adorable. Love that spunky one of your son! :)

  5. Isn't that the absolute truth. We want the teachers to "see" our kids but as admin /teachers we have to make sure we see every student in our school too. This was a great reminder. I loved the pics too. Your children are absolutely precious!

  6. Powerful words. As a teacher it's a great reminder to treat every child as you would want your child to be treated. Great pics. I hope the year is amazing for them.