Friday, May 15, 2009

An Homage To A Great Teacher!

Well folks, it's all over but the crying. I am finished school, and after my practicum, I will be officially graduated. I'm even getting a graduation picture, just like a real person!
Today I went by my school to sign off on my marks and I wanted to bring my wonderful Professor some sort of gift for all her efforts. I was going to get her a plant, but that just wasn't good enough for this wonderful lady, so I ended up getting her a ginormous slow cooker. She loves food, and she is probably one of the busiest people on the planet, so I thought that would be a good idea especially since she has growing teens to feed. We must have hugged and kissed each other a hundred times. It was like we missed each other all ready! But she was gracious enough to give me her personal cell # and e-mail address, promising to remain good pals forever. And I will be keeping in touch with her, as she has single-handedly changed my life. You know how you can pick out just a few people in your life that you know changed the course of your future? Well, she's one of those people for me, and believe me there hasn't been many in my life. I could sing her praises all day long. She really cared about our success, and her job is completely thankless. Some of the stranger types seem to give her a hard time, for no reason, but, if you show up, listen to her and do as she teaches, you can't lose. She is also very musically talented and gave me one of her CD's, on which she wrote all her own music. Her voice is smooth and beautiful. Holly and I were floored. God Bless You, Doc....Don't stop doing what you do. You made me believe I could actually do it and you will forever be my mentor, my model and now, my friend! Love you!

11 comments:

Holly said...

I am one of the people who got to sit in on some classes of hers and I think she was a good teacher too. I'm happy your graduating finally. Now you have all day to talk... and bond... and sing with me. All day long! All summer long! Yeah!!

love you mom!

- Love,
Your favourite daughter

Holly said...

P.S. Why am I not on your favourite blogs list? Do you hate my blog? Am I no longer your daughter? Do you not want people knowing I'm your daughter?

In case you care my computer just started speaking french to me. If you have any advice on how to fix this yell into my room.

Tory said...

Holly who??? Oh, and if I do decide to yell into your room, I plan to do it in french.

Holly said...

You don't know french. Will you learn it then yell it? or just yell out what little you do know in french, which is mostly food, and hope i get the message?

Tory said...

At first I'll just yell food phrases, then when I get tired of that, I will learn the entire language, but by then you will probably not be in your room anymore, so why bother?

Holly said...

good point! Does it at all concern you that I'm sitting in the next room and we are using your blog as msn? Just wondering if we need a life....

Tory said...

Wonder no more! It's official, we need a life. I don't know where the link to your blog went, but i'll try and fix it.
What do you want for dinner?

Holly said...

ohh! something yummy that I don't have to cook. Like raw fries or chocolate?

forsythia said...

Wow, congratulations! I would have visited sooner but we have been without a telephone, the internet, and our TV for since Saturday afternoon because a mouse or something knawed through a wire somewhere. And just before the Preakness! Verizon says it will be fixed today. After all their putzing around yesterday, it better be! I'm at my daughter's house catching up with the blog. Tomorrow we're going on a short trip, so I'll check in when we get back.

Cheryl said...

What a tribute to a great teacher. Congratulations to you!!!!!

forsythia said...

Happy Canada Day, 3 days late. Today is the Fourth of July. I avoid fireworks because they remind me of migraines, but other than that, we're gonna have fun today.