Sunday, May 23, 2010

in 3 days...

In three short days, a piece of my soul will be missing when these precious babies leave me.....

It has just hit me this weekend. I got sad last week but this weekend it hit me. I took off Friday for my little sister's graduation in Atlanta and alllll day all I could think about was that I was missing something at school. Missing a smile, missing a laugh, missing a "moment", missing something. Then I had a dream last night that I missed Monday (tomorrow) and missed their Awards Day and End of the Year Party. I woke up so upset until I realized it was just a dream. All I could think about today on the 3 1/2 hour drive back to Tuscaloosa was that they are a piece of me. A piece of my heart, my soul. And they have to leave me on Wednesday. This year has taught me more about myself and life than any other time in my life. I think they taught me more than I taught them. They taught me how to love, how to care, how to put other people before myself at all times. They taught me that money and material things do not matter, as long as there is love in your life, that's all that matters. They taught me how to laugh when all I wanted to do was run out of the school screaming. They taught me to always smile because sometimes that's all they need and that might be the only smile they see all day. They have pushed my buttons as far as they possibly could, but they are MY babies. And now they have to go be someone else's babies. Our professors in college told us we would never forget our first class. Boy were they right. They are a part of me, and that will never change. Please pray for me these next couple of trying as this year has been for me, those kids mean the world to me. They always greeted me with a smile, a hug, an "I love you Ms. Alfano" every single day. They always knew the exact right time I needed a laugh or a hug.

They are deep in my heart and in 3 short days, a piece of my heart will be gone. I know alot of you are thinking " get a new class next year!" and yes, I know that, and I know I will love them too, but its just something about this being my first year and everything I have been through this year, I just can't believe it is over and I can't believe how deep they have dug into my heart.


  1. I still feel the same way about my kids after three years. A piece of you will always go when your kids leave you on the last day.

  2. God has given you such an amazing heart for children! You are a wonderful teacher and have been such a blessing to your class this year!