Hey everyone!! Today’s card was a true joy to make. Jake’s kindergarten teacher retires at the end of the month and it’s the district’s retirement dinner tonight. I’ll be attending as I know a few other teachers retiring. Not only did I have the privilege of this wonderful woman introducing my son to the school system, but I also got to work with her at my last school for 5 years. We transferred there the same year. What I love about Mrs. Beck is that she lets kids be kids. She runs a tight ship, works endless hours and advocates for her kids no matter what. She let Jake play with blocks and trains. Yes, he had to try the other activities, but she let him play. I like to credit her for encouraging the builder in him. And now he’s in Engineering at university. This was him in kindergarten :) He was only 4 when he started because his birthday is in November. Aw, my baby!!
I had been thinking about what to do for the card. I wanted to make it special and what better way than to add a picture!! So I dug out Jake’s old kindergarten photo, scanned it and printed it out in grayscale. He’s the little one in the bottom left hand corner :) Inside I typed out a sweet poem a mom had written in a scrapbook she made for me a long time ago. It reads..