A Mom’s Heart

In the mornings while I’ve been on hall duty as the kids come in from the buses, the mother of one of my ESL students appeared in the hall. She would ask if my student and her sister had come by yet. I have been busy “directing traffic” and didn’t have a chance to talk to her beyond a quick yes or no, though I was curious about why she was coming every day. This morning was less hectic at the time she arrived, and I got to talk to her for a couple of minutes. Her story touched me deeply. She works a night shift. When she leaves for work, her girls are asleep. By the time she could get home after work, her husband would already have taken the girls to the bus stop, seen them off on their way to school, and headed to work without time to tell her how the girls were. So she comes by the school each morning to see her girls and give them hugs and tell them to do their best at school.

Don’t you wish every child had a mom with a heart like that?

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6 Responses to A Mom’s Heart

  1. Leigh Anne says:

    Yes I do wish every child had a mom with a heart like that. We have some that don’t even get up with their children. Those children are very lucky.

  2. elsie says:

    Those girls will do well in school with a mom like that. She is special.

  3. Parents who show their kids they care AND who show up at school are certainly sending the right message in more ways than one. Thanks for sharing this dedicated parent’s story with us. I am touched.

  4. Peg D says:

    What a wonderful mom! Yes, I wish all could experience that kind of effort from a parent.

  5. What a big LOVE that is and such devotion to her daughters. It is touching because often we do not know how people struggle and learn to negotiate obstacles. Thank you for sharing her story.

  6. I love Sophie says:

    Reblogged this on I love Sophie and commented:
    i wish to be like her, someday

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