My mom would have been proud!

There are times.  There are moments.  You know the ones.  The ones that you are afraid to share with anyone else for fear they may think you are bragging?  This is one of those moments.

My staff and students nominated me for teacher of the year.  Cool.  Way cool!  I am humbled.  Especially because I only taught for two weeks this year – before I was off with my diagnosis of stage IV ovarian cancer.

I would share this news with my Mom.  You can brag to your mom and dad and they won’t think you are a stuffed shirt.  They are proud of you.

Since my Mom and Dad are no longer with me – I’m going to share my news with you – my blogging community.

My “crew” created a facebook site and video to post all the nomination letters and testimonials.  They are intense.  They are filled with secrets that all teachers need to know. Read them.  They are heart – felt, raw, honest.

These are my students.  This is the page:

I am blessed.

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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9 Responses to My mom would have been proud!

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Love it. It’s not bragging to mention your nomination. You are honoring all those wonderful people who love you.

  2. Congratulations Stacey! And it’s not bragging, it’s sharing your good news. Haven’t you had enough rough news to share? It’s time for the good stuff to come out ! 🙂

  3. Dawna says:

    What a WONDERFUL honour Stacey and you are right— your parents are beaming from above, with pride and love

  4. RoSy says:

    Congratulations Stacey!
    And – thanks for thinking of us to share your news with.
    Your parents are beaming proud amongst the twinkling stars in the sky!

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