Thursday, October 23, 2008

a path through life.

I was clearing our garage this morning, when I stumbled upon this card. It says:

In my life,
I have been blessed by angels.
Some, strangers
whose one-second smiles
or compassionate eyes
have made a difficult day a little easier.

Others, soul mates who connect
with the deepest part
of my spirit.

Dear Ma´am,

My life wouldn´t have been the same without your friendship, or the
gentle, tender gifts you share just by being yourself.
Thank you for being an angel.

Your student,


I managed to choke back my tears, but it warmed my soul. The 15-year-old card brought back pleasant memories of my former students who are now successful pop artists, musicians, teachers..... and there are those who, like Lilymae and Tusa, pursued careers in the academe as university professors. In fact, Lilymae is now handling the courses I used to teach, and is leading the orchestra that I formed. :)

I´m very proud of them by the way. All of them! They were my babies..... my children. And look where they are now! But it made me think about the decisions I made ---- my path through life. I have no regrets. I am where I want to be. I´m still a teacher....... will always be one, I guess.


Aristarkhos said...

That's really nice. to know you have made difference in so many people's lives. :)
You accomplished quite a bit...that must mean you are really old. ;)
I just watched this, I think you will like this classical piece:

I see you added the FeedJit WijJit :)
i am going to try my hands with a stat counter.

Anonymous said...

God bless all teachers, God bless you, Marissa!

Droomvla said...

I don´t know if I made that much difference, but it´s good to know that some people appreciate what you do. Life is happening so fast, and I tend to sometimes forget the good things that I had and still have.... such as friendship. Most of my students have remained my friends.

Yeah, I'm old .... and you keep rubbing it in. Thanks! HAHAHAHAHAHA

I'll check this website tonight.

Droomvla said...

Retno, thanks for dropping by! :)

Aristarkhos said...

:) What to do...I am like this only.

cherie said...

the card is 15 years old. i hope it found a way to a scrapbook?

congratulations, marissa. proof ina na you've got it made, my friend.