Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bittersweet.

Yesterday was the fourth grade Talent Show at our boys' school.

Much to Matt's and my surprise, Isaac and his friend, Max, had a plan to sing the song "Fine By Me" by Andy Grammer. They practiced a few times and had even planned their outfits.

When we got to school for the show, Isaac met us in tears and with butterflies in his belly. He felt absolutely sick and was a mess from his nerves.

His nervousness and tears were all the talk of his class, so his teacher, Mrs. Mack, started the hunt to find him. She wanted to pump him up, raise his confidence, and see him shine.

By the time she found him, he and I were on our way to let the teacher that coordinated the talent show know that he was bailing. Getting in front of 400+ people to sing {understandably} was not going to happen.

When Mrs. Mack saw him crying, she grabbed him, gave him a big hug, and tears welled up in her eyes.

Mrs. Mack & Isaac, 4th Grade Farewell, 2012
As I looked at her, she kept crying telling me that she hates to see {her} kids cry. It was so touching to see my child's teacher care so much about his feelings.

Tomorrow is Isaac's last day of elementary school. He is *so super excited* to head to his new school full of new adventures, new schedules, and new people... but he is also very sad. 

This morning, he told me that he is so lucky that Ian will still be in elementary school for three more years, because he has every intention of heading back to that school each and every single day to see Mrs. Mack.

Makes me smile.

1 comment:

  1. Damn it Anne you made me cry.

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