Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 29, 2012- A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching (Vol.3, Iss.4)
A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching
There are people who come into our lives and they make an impressions on our minds, hearts, and spirits. In the fall of 1982, my world was made better when I met “A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching”, in the person of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson. Mrs. Donaldson was my home room teacher as I entered the wonderful new world of high school in my 9th grade year. As a freshman at historic Lucy Craft Laney High School, in Augusta, Georgia I began the journey to becoming the woman I am today, and Mrs. Donaldson was a major influence in my life. I was a bright-eyed teenager who was curious, clever, and concerned, Mrs.Donaldson had a way of keeping me focused on the gateway to living…education.
Mrs. Donaldson had a smile that was bright and at times appeared to beam lights that radiated to all who encountered her space. As our class prepared to take on daily life and living, we could count on Mrs. Donaldson to give us words of encouragement to take us throughout our day. A Jewel, because she saw the best in her students, a Gift to Teaching because she stayed present in our lives that was who Mrs. Donaldson was each and everyday.
As students Mrs. Donaldson watched us grow and developed from freshmen and mid way through our Junior year, she went home to be with the Lord. We were sad to hear of her death but could smile knowing we were made better for the time she was in our lives. The Class of 1985, we dedicated our graduation to the memory of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson.
Today as I remember Mrs. Donaldson, I she her smiling down on the world proud of who were have become as adults and joyous to know she was a beautiful blessing to the world. Rest peacefully, sweet jewel and gift, one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Donaldson.
Turning Back Is NOT An Option!
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”