On a morning in August, I left my only son
with you and cried all the way to work.
On that morning I began writing this and today I will finish it.
You're my warm heart and safe arms in my absence.
You're my kisses when he is afraid.
You are the strength that will help him grow stronger.
You are the light that will show him the way.
Yours are my praises as he learns new confidence.
Yours my compassion as he learns defeat.
Your watchful eye keeps him safe while he's playing.
Your gentle hands will help send him to sleep.
While I've wished that your heart could be my heart that morning,
and my arms in places where your arms have been,
I've seen how he loves you and how he respects you.
Your patience and love reflect strongly from him.
I cried all the way to work that morning because I did not know you.
But you have proven your competence again and again.
You have done well as teachers, and I will miss you as friends.
My family and I thank you for everything.
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