Friday, March 9, 2012

You Knock My Socks Off

Another heartwarming story about volunteering...

On Valentine’s Day, I received a wonderful loving valentine from the Kindergarten class at StarShine. The Valentine was made by the children and on the front page were many red colored hearts and a picture of a sock that read, “I love you so much! You knock my socks off!” On the inside of the card, every child in the class printed their name.

Now, how cool is that?

What a treasure. I left it out on my desk for a few weeks and then put it in a box filled with all my other treasured ‘I love you’ and ‘thank you’ notes from the children, big and little, at StarShine. Over the years, I have received so many pictures and posters and I save them all.

I often get a card on my birthday, and that reminds me of one first grader asking me how old I was. I asked him how old he thought I was, and, while I didn’t especially like the answer, I had a good laugh over it. The little boy looked me over carefully and said, “One hundred and five.”  I spoke to the principal about that, and being my daughter, she just laughed and laughed.

I have received so much love from the children, kids without stuff, at StarShine as well as respect from the older students. The teenage girls I have worked with have presented me with some artistic and beautiful cards showing their appreciation.

This is what propels me to drive to StarShine several times a week. This is what keeps me going.

By Lois Jamieson

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