I had good intentions last week to write my Make a Difference Monday's post but the day just flew by and so did the week so I am going to be on top of it this week! :)
I have several hero's in my life and one of them is my 5th grade teacher Ms. Fullen. She made a huge impact in my life when I was only 10/11. School had never been something that I enjoyed going to. Ever since I was in 2nd grade I was put into the "special ed" class in school and I hated it. I knew that something was wrong with my eyes and that I was not able to read that well but when I was put into special ed it crushed my heart. I was made fun of and teased saying that I was stupid and I never really had any friends in school. I thought that I was to stupid to have any so I just hid in my little corner and made it though school day by day.
That was until I had Ms. Fullen as my teacher. The first day I walked into her class she made me feel special. She talked to me like I was the smartest kid in her class and she really took the time to get to know me. She wouldn't send me to the "special ed" classroom unless I needed extra time to work on things. She would spend time with me individually and truly invested in me. She would stay late after school and help me with whatever I needed help on. The way she talked to me and looked into my eyes made me feel like I was worth something more then just the stupid girl.
She saw that I had potential and helped me to see it in myself. She was the whole reason that I wanted to become a teacher. I wanted to impact the lives of kids the way that she impacted my life. When I was in high school I was able to contact her and let her know what an impact she made in my life.
She made a difference in my life which has encouraged me to make a difference in the lives of children that I come into contact with.
Ms. Fullen wherever you are thank you for being a shining example to me of what it means to love unconditionally. Thank you for showing me that I have potential and that I can do whatever I put my mind to! :)
What is your Make a Difference Monday Story? I would love to hear it! :)
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