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Melt my heart

Last week at school we celebrated the spring season with a day of activities and fun for the children. One of the included activities was face painting. Each child got to choose what they wanted. In my class, there was a tiger, a crown, a rainbow, a dragon… all the usual suspects in the realm of face painting including several curly mustaches on a few precious girls!

But the one face that took my breath away belonged to Lucy. At first I could

Lucy and I

Lucy stopped my heart!

only see her right cheek and noticed that she had little red hearts painted there. To my surprise, when the painting was finished, she turned around to show me the whole job and across her forward was painted I♥Godbold.

I was stunned to say the very least. I love my students and I do my best to accept their love graciously, but this stopped me in my tracks. Can you say humbled? There were several other adults in the room who oohed and aaahed at the sight which was a good thing because it gave me a moment to get myself together.

The level of adoration that this gesture suggested to me was more than I can reasonably accept. I continue in awe just wondering what in the world did I ever do to deserve such love?

Teaching- the absolute greatest profession in the world

| love, teaching, work | April 22, 2011

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

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