Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Grammie's Retiring from Teaching!

On Monday morning the parents in my mom's classroom got together to have a small retirement party for her.  There was not a dry eye in the house.  The room was filled with so much love.  My dad even got one of my mom's very first students to attend.  I was so happy that both James and I could be apart of this special day.
One of my mom's 1st students

For those of you who don't know my mom, she has been teaching for 35 years and is hands down the best teacher I have ever met.  She started her teaching career in Santa Ana, where she taught in both English and Spanish.  After several years there she transfered down to Capo Unified School District.  She taught at several schools in Capo which included opening two schools as a kindergarten teacher.  My mom has been and will continue to be my teaching inspiration.  Teaching was not just a job for my mom, it was her life.  She was constantly teaching and loving her students in ways that went far above what "normal" teachers do.

The coolest part about my mom retiring is that she can now be a full time Grammie!!!  James and I are thrilled that my mom will be watching Piper and Phoebe this next school year when I go back to work. We are so blessed to have her.  


Teren, Jaxson, and Teegan! said...

As a teacher, I know how emotional this day must have been for everyone. I love your Mama, and yay for her being able to watch her grand babies this coming year, you all are so blessed.

The Calagna Family said...

Congratulations Mama Ralston!!!! So thrilled she will be able to watch the babies for you...that is the BEST situation! Love you all :)

Caitlin Rodriguez said...

Congrats Grammie! She is wonderful, I am so glad she will be able to watch the girls. They will be loved all day long!

Holly Lombardo said...

Congrats! And those little ladies are so lucky to spend their days with their Grammie! And ps you look WONDERFUL mama!!!