I almost couldn't come up with a post this week, then I remembered that it is teacher appreciation week. I'm not in school anymore but I've had some teachers that made a real impact on my life.
If I had to pick one, it would be my teacher in both second and third grade. When it came time to send out graduation invitations, Mrs. Hulteng was the only teacher I mailed one to. I have so many great memories of her class, I don't know where to begin.
I was not an easy student. I have ADHD and my mother and pediatrician both thought it was better for me not to medicate me into submission. I would wander around the back to the classroom, that would be able to quote back word for word the last sentence that was spoken. Mrs. Hulteng always seemed to have patience with me.
Mrs. Hulteng knew my faith was important to me, even though I was only in third grade. When we did biography reports, she suggested Mother Teresa.
I'm still young enough to remember the names of every teacher I've ever had. But Mrs. Hulteng is the teacher 8 am most likely to remember when I have Alzheimer's in my eighties. I'll probably even remember her cat, BK, which stands for Before Kids or Bad Kitty depending on the day.
I love living in North Idaho. Sometimes though, I wish I lived in the Seattle area so my kids could have the same wonderful teacher.