Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher appreciation

teacher appreciation

In mid-February, the week before my diagnosis, Matt was chosen by his colleagues as Riverside High School's Teacher of the Year. We were so happy but then a few days later our world spun in a totally different direction. Part of my inevitable sadness over the last almost-three months has been that we haven't gotten to enjoy and celebrate this honor like I felt we should have.

So last night I was really grateful to accompany Matt to a lovely dinner hosted by the school district for all the Teachers of the Year. I was thankful for so many things: feeling well enough just four days after chemo, my parents being in town to watch the kids, a gorgeous spring evening on Duke's beautiful West Campus and especially, my inspirational, dedicated husband and his fellow educators.


Sewconsult said...

Congratulations, Matt. Not surprised. You excel in all that you do. Allison, you look beautiful.

TomNYC said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a wonderful night. Very true, so much to be grateful for; and a big Congratulations to Matt. Love, Tom