I see you every day making a difference.
I see you smile when you're exhausted.
I see you kneel down so you can speak on eye level.
I see you covered by lamination while you sit on your floor.
I see you frustrated when someone has another question at the never ending staff meeting.
I see you sending emails at the most ridiculous of hours because you spent all day teaching.
I see you typing each parents' name carefully into your distribution list because hell hath no fury like a parent not receiving emails.
I see you spending more time with my child than your own.
I see you helping my child learn more than I ever thought possible.
I see you continue to put forth effort even when the student is reluctant.
I see you put my family first.
I see you and your extra snacks just in case a student forgets theirs.
I see you and your Wal-Mart bill because inevitably supplies run out and get lost.
I see you and your car in the parking lot way before 8:00 am and way after 3:30 pm.
I see you lesson planning and then redoing them when the children need to be retaught.
I see you being honest with parents.
I see you continue in this profession when most people think you barely work.
I see you appreciate the tiniest of gestures because someone finally noticed your dedication.
I see you and your pride when a student achieves something great, big or small.
I see you sweating on the playground making sure the students are safe.
I see you opening a million juice boxes or chip bags while trying not to puke from the cafeteria stench.
I see you conferencing with students, parents, colleagues all to ensure success.
I see you and your desperate need to use the restroom because you cannot leave your students unattended.
I see you eat your lunch in seven minutes because there are more important things that need to be completed.
I see you have no time.
I see you taking work home each night and on the weekends.
I see you attending professional development during the summer while the public says you're on vacation.
I see you and your crazy amount of unused personal days because parents get angry when you are absent.
I see you prepping for all outcomes.
I see you teaching the at risk, the average, the above average, the gifted, the learning difference all in one classroom.
I see you putting your life on the line to protect my child.
I see you being mom, dad, therapist, nurse, and teacher without a simple thank you.
I see you and the mountains you move because you are capable of a level of motivation that is inspiring.
I see you and the love you have for your career and know this is why you continue.
I see you and the joy the students bring you and know this is why you continue.
I see you.
I thank you.