As a teacher, there are few moments that top former students coming back to visit. This happened to me today. Two students, who I taught during my first year of teaching 7 years ago, appeared in my classroom door after the bell rang today. These two boys were hilarious then and just as funny today. I was proud of the young men they have become and thrilled to hear that they have plans for their futures.
I also suddenly felt really old.
Oh well, feeling 10 years older was totally worth being reminded of why I am a teacher. And for this, I am thankful.