Dear Ms. Lewis,
I want to thank you for educating, loving, and believing in me, I have never taken the time to show you how grateful I am to you. This letter is long overdue, but I hope that my thoughts in some way express my gratitude to you for your dedication in teaching and nurturing my young mind. I thank you for the exceptional role you have had in my life when I was your student and for the influence you continue to show me as I go through life’s journey. Ms. Lewis you rarely get to see the fruits of your labor or the extent of your harvest. I wish that you become aware of how your teachings have impacted my life and have molded and shaped me into the person I am today. You not only taught me academics, you taught me how to live, laugh, and love. You helped me to recognize that knowledge does not only come from a book, but from experiences such as mistakes, failures, and setbacks. When it came to time to participate in class I will be shy and hide away. You would sometimes place me in the center of attention where everyone’s eyes were upon me. Many times I wanted to deflect that attention by giving a poor excuse for not being able to participate, but you will recognized my doubt and fear and always nurtured my confidence back into place. Thank you for teaching me to believe in myself. Ms. Lewis I also want to share with you that I am a teacher. Yes, the shy girl that was in your class is a preschool teacher. Just like you I can see my shy ones and I give them the confidence to believe in their self. I hope one day my students will grow up and remember me for believing in them, just like you believe in me. Like you, I am also touching lives, building bridges, and enabling dreams. Like you, I am also planting seeds of possibilities. Like you Ms. Lewis, I may not see the fruits of my labor, but you have assured me that I can impact lives decades later.