To share my time with the kids is a great privilege from God and the administration of this beautiful ministry, WWH2H.
Every day is a blessing to labor with intelligent, tenderhearted and grateful children, especially when we share something small, like a hug, I love you, or advice. These are things that are priceless when it comes from the heart.
I’ve had some very pleasant moments and that makes me passionate about my work and makes me feel that our time is very special. I have learned that my job is not only to teach the content, but also includes taking the time to listen to their joys, dreams, mischief, and concerns. My response of a smile or a laugh is very important to show them that they are loved as they are.
This relationship makes them regard me not only as their teacher, but as a friend, to the point I’ve been told I’m like their mom. These words fill me with love for them.
I love getting notes left on my desk from them. They are so inspirational and come from the heart. To receive their warm hugs, to see a smile on their faces, seeking answers to their concerns, a solution to their antics, all bring back memories of my childhood. They love to hear the funny stories from my childhood. They like to listen when I say, “Oh, I did that when I was a child. But the consequences were not as good and it hurt a lot.” I am teaching them self-control, and that all actions have consequences and to recognize their errors or mistakes. Finally, it has been a pleasure to work in my teaching profession for the last 13 years. Not a day or hour goes by without me thinking about my students, always looking for ways to teach them, build their self-esteem and help them develop emotionally.
I recognize that without the grace of God, none of this would be happening. I love my profession. I love being an example for the future of our society. I pray many will remember my advice and become outstanding citizens of our country as pastors, teachers, business people, politicians and most importantly, good husbands, wives, dads, and moms to the next generation of Hondurans.