Blessings in Fourth Grade
I was a little disappointed when I didn’t get second grade in Theppittaya School. Let me explain. This was the first school I taught at when I came to Bangkok in 2017. I loved everything about it!! I’ll be honest, I was a little timid at first to go back this time because I have the best memories there and I didn’t want to mess them up. I didn’t want to recreate them. The mind is a funny thing. I just wanted to remember them as perfect. I know that might seem odd and it does to me now too.
I wanted second grade again because that’s what I had before. Tui wanted second grade and I let him have it trying to be nice but inside I was mad. So I chose fourth grade and said I would be fine with it. After saying that and walking out of the office and seeing tons of kids playing together during recess, I knew everything was going to be fine. Children are children and I love every single one of them.
One of the teachers motioned for me to follow her and we began walking up the stairs. We laughed when we got to the top because there were so many stairs we were both out of breath, not to mention it’s so hot!
That’s not what took my breath away though when I got to the top. “Teacher Morgan? Teacher Morgan! TEACHER MORGAN!!!” My fourth grade class came running up to me and I did everything within me not to cry; but they were tears of joy! My students. ❤️ The same students from 2017. It’s now 2019 and they still remembered me. And I remembered them. What joy filled my heart, kisses on my cheeks, and hands pulling me to the classroom so we could begin again.