Monday, September 29, 2008

I'M A PROUD MAMA!


I have to tell you that I am one proud mama! My daughter, Amy, was voted Teacher of the Year for her school. Amy is a wonderful special education teacher (and mother), and I am so thankful her peers voted for her to receive this honor. She believes that her students can succeed and doesn't allow a "disability" to prevent them from achieving. Amy loves her students and is their strongest advocate. Being a former teacher, and knowing that many of you are teachers, I applaud each of you who have chosen this profession. You have the job priviledge of taking many children who have never been successful and changing them for life by believing in them. Teaching is a profession that doesn't receive much positive recognition. I want to thank each of you who teach. You are important in the life of a child!


19 comments:

Amy said...

Thanks Mama...
When you called to tell me to check your blog I was watching a video clip Chris sent me of Coach Stallings talking about John Mark dying. It's worth all the stupid IEP's and all the dumb paperwork, because I work with the best kids there are. Thanks for your sweet words. You were my first teacher, and I think I learned from the best. :)
AGM:)

Tricia said...

Congratulations to you too, Sue! You did an awesome job raising such a sweet, devoted teacher. I am so proud of Amy and love being around her. If you hadn't done this post...I would have. LOL

Kristin F. said...

Josh & I saw the sign Sunday on our way to church. YEAH, Amy!

Melissa Wertz said...

Congratulations Sue! I know thhat you are proud of her.

Congrats Amy!!! Job well done!

Chris Garrett said...

its amazing how much pull mom and dad have in that town! i wonder who and how much they had to pay for that! that being said, the prodigal son here in the "armpit of america" says congratulations and cant wait to see you all thursday!

Carol said...

Congratulations to your daughter on receiving the honor of being teacher of the year! I know she must an inspiration to her students.
Carol * in Oklahoma

Angie said...

Congrats to your whole family on your daughter's accomplishment! That is quite an honor. I am also a former teacher and always tell people teaching is the hardest job in the world.

basketsnprims said...

Congratulations to your daughter & also to you & your husband for raising such a fine person. That is quite an honor & it's a very hard job. My sister was a teacher for 35 yrs.

Pam

Darlene said...

Congratulations Amy!! What an accomplishment....you know your parents are your first teachers so Sue congratulations to you too!!

Linda said...

Way to go Amy!! Congrats on such a wonderful honor!!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

As a mother of two teachers I know how proud you are of Amy, congrats to her and you for raising her with a good, giving and loving heart!
Rondell

Rambling Girl said...

Oh how Great! It is always so gratifying to see your children do well. Congrats again!

Beth

DaNella Auten said...

Aww congrats to you both. And let me just take a moment to say that you bless my heart Sue, how you support and believe in you kids. I hope I can live up to your example.

DaNella

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Congratulations Sue on your daughter's award. That is really a great honor to bestow upon a teacher. You and I both know what it is like to have a daughter who is a teacher. Sometimes, they can go un-noticed for all the things they do for the children in this world.
Edwina

StitchinByTheLake said...

Congratulations Amy and family - it is indeed an honor to be chosen by your peers. blessings, marlene

Debi said...

Sue,

How awesome an award to have bestowed on Amy!! And also her wonderful mother and father!! I am so happy for all of you!!
(I love the comment from your prodical son!!) He must be just as wonderful!! And you my dear have to be just bubbling with pride and joy!!! Congrats to everyone!!

And Amy... keep up your wonderful work!!!

Hope you all have wonderful day!!

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Kele said...

Why doesn't this suprise me IN THE LEAST. I love me some Amy, I only wish she lived in Texas and could bless my Presley's life!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Congratulations to you Sue (for being Mom of Amy/doing such a great job of raising her) & Amy for doing such a wonderful job!
Oh and I just read Amy's post-What a doll!
My brother is also a teacher~
Robin~♥

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

How wonderful! Congrats to your daughter!