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The Life Lifter: Thank You, Mrs. Tuckey
The most moving, though go far beyond this, thanking teachers for "giving me perspective on what’s important and what’s not," or for "asking me if I was all right when it seemed as though no one else had noticed," or for "reading my terrible poetry." What most moved me, though, was this missive from a now-grown woman to her community college professor, who wrote "I have never been supported as well as I was the year that I had you for Algebra. I had always been told that I was stupid because I never could 'get it.' My children have benefited from the wisdom I gleaned from you...(Thank you for letting me bring my son into class!)"
Though, I'll never get to meet Mr. Ausland, the teacher that let a struggling, determined mother bring her young child to school with her, I would like to add my own thanks—for instructing us all in the value of compassion.
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