I offered to pay for the necklace but Johnny said "I want to. She's worth my money because I love her."
It says a lot when a 7-year-old boy, who happens to also love money, spends $16 on a necklace for his teacher. How special she must make him feel for him to want to give back to her. Not every year do our kids have teachers that truly care about them, that know them so well, and want more than anything for them to succeed and feel loved.
In the beginning of the year, Miss Sumner introduced herself in a letter to parents explaining that she doesn't have any children of her own, but that the kids in her class are like her children.
I think she was right on when she wrote that, and she's lived up to that statement in so many ways.
So, thank you Miss Sumner for making my little middle boy feel so special and loved every day.