I want to take this time to truly thank you for all of support during this year. I could have not done so without you. I give you back your child, the same child you confidently entrusted to my care last fall. I give back your child pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more responsible, and more mature than what they came in with. Although they would have attained their growth in spite of me, it has been my pleasure and privilege to watch their personalities unfold day by day. I give them back reluctantly, for having spent nine months together in the narrow confines of a crowded classroom, we have grown close, have become a part of each other, and we shall always retain a little of each other. Ten years from now if we met on the street, your child and I, a light will shine to our eyes, a smile to our face, and we shall feel the bond of understanding once more, this bond we feel today. We have lived, loved, laughed, played, studied, learned, and enriched our lives together this year. I wish it could go on indefinitely, but give them back I must. Take care of them, for they are precious. Remember that I shall always be interested in your child and their destiny, wherever they go, whatever they do, whoever they become. Their joys and sorrows I’ll always be happy to share.
With much love from Tr. Fatima