They Missed Me

After a week-long bereavement leave, I returned to my classroom Monday. My sixth-graders wouldn’t stop chattering, no matter how many times I reprimanded them. Finally in exasperation I said, “What’s the matter with you?”

M-Boy, the chattiest one of all, replied, “Oh, we’re just so happy to see you that we can’t stop talking.”

A couple of hours later, when I greeted the seventh-graders at the door, J-Boy wrapped his arms around me and mimicked a kiss.

It’s nice to be missed.

And loved.

Posted on October 27, 2009, in bereavement, relationships. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. How nice they actually told you that they missed you and were glad to have you back. Even if they were chattering a lot, that had to make you feel good.

  2. How sweet and soothing when a heart is hurt.

  3. so sweet students you have..your lucky!

  4. sorry for your loss, but it is sweet that they missed you and let you know it!

  5. what sweet kids you have!

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