A Bestest Teacher Buddy Linky Party

I'm Throwing a PARTY! A Bestest Teacher Buddy Linky Party! Y'all come on in and join the fun, and of course bring a friend, a teacher friend!  
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Do you have a bestest teacher buddy? I have a few really good teacher friends that I hang out with at work and sometimes outside of work. There are a couple that have been around so long that my kids think of them as family even today in their adult lives.
And then I have my bestest teacher buddy, who is really my best girlfriend. We became friendly when she was my son’s 4th grade teacher. And closer when I taught next door to her my first year teaching. I’d like to say she was a big help that first year, but ummm no... she pretty much left me on my own to find my way. "Can you show me how you did that?" She handed me a book. "Do you think that is a good idea?" She shrugged and said "maybe." "Oh I wish I had some of those, how'd you do that?" She'd hand me a copy.  
But she was always willing to listen, and always willing to laugh or cry which ever I needed from her. It seems she knew just what I needed without trying to give too much “advice” as seasoned teachers often do.
The next year I moved to first grade and the next building, but we remained close. She was my daughter’s teacher a few years later, and I tried to help as much as I could and still teach. She had her hands full with that class, but my daughter loved her as much as my son had. To this day if you ask them who their favorite teacher has been they name my buddy. My daughter even wrote about her for a project in high school. 
A few years down the road my teaching partner retired and my bestest buddy slipped into the spot. It has been hands down the best years of my teaching.
We are very much alike, and yet so different too. A student teacher I had a few years ago said we are like an old married couple because we finish each other’s sentences. Of course when she first started in first grade and would ask my opinion or thoughts about something... my advice would always be VERY helpful....JUST like hers was the few years before!  
She is much more than my teaching buddy. She is the sister I never had. She and her hubby have been to all our family events. We spend Christmas Eve together, New Year’s Eve, July 4th and any other time we can fit in together. Her husband was sweet enough to renew our vows for us a few years a go for our 25th wedding anniversary. There was not a dry eye between us. 
Monday we were with her and her hubby for Memorial Day at “our” lake (it’s really their lake but she has finally learned to share). We had a cookout, laughs and of course tons of “school discussions,” our poor hubbies.
This lady that I call my bestest teacher buddy is a beautiful, loving, Godly woman that has a heart like no other. She makes me want to do more, be more in my life in and out of school. She laughs with me, cries with me, listens to me grich and groan about school, kids, and life. She has shown me what a true friendship is and been an amazing role model for my children. I am so blessed to call her my bestest teacher buddy.
Did I mention that she is also a blogger, and we share the same name? I think it was a match made in Heaven. Even though I like to give her a lot of hell now and then! Read here about how she really treats me! 
Do you have a “bestest teacher buddy?” Link up below and share your story

1 comment:

  1. That's a very sweet tribute. You are blessed indeed!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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