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Message from My Daughter

So… during basketball season… our manager, Anna, would sit by me on the bench. After Christmas, I told her about Nana drawing with charcoals. I told her about how I wanted to buy her charcoals so she would draw again. I told Anna about how Nana won’t draw anymore because she used to draw… when Papa was sick. (I was telling Anna all of this because she likes to draw and mentioned she likes charcoals the best)…….. All that being said… Anna gave me the most beautiful charcoal drawing of a basketball on a wooden floor. It is framed and really big. You can tell that she put time into it and really wanted it to be pretty. When I opened it in class today, I was so surprised…… and told her it was beautiful. She smiled at me and said, “I drew that because of the story you told me about your grandma.” I bawled like a little kid. Just that the story would influence her, and inspire her to draw that for me. It is awesome. I had forgotten that we even talked about drawing……. She didn’t. That story meant something to her. And that is why people teach.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 8/9/2018 4:05:00 PM
Written so long ago yet still like yesterday. Good Vibes.
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Date: 2/26/2013 12:41:00 PM
So touching! Congrats on your win, Ray! Love, Kim
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Date: 2/25/2013 3:15:00 AM
A very good poem to send to the contest and you won! - Congratulations! - Have a lovely new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 2/24/2013 9:34:00 PM
Ray, , thank you for SUPPORTING MY NEWEST contest...CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome win ;-) LINDA
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Date: 3/22/2010 8:47:00 AM
What a touching story, of father/daughter love, and a family legacy. I love this, Ray, and I can see you have the same feeling of family that I feel about mine. I have written stories quite like this too, in my poetry....we have similar tastes in what is important, I do believe. Thanks so much for the soup -mail...I have replied to yours :)
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Date: 3/14/2010 8:00:00 AM
Loved this heart-warming story.
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Date: 3/13/2010 7:35:00 PM
SOUP MAIL Ray.. finished product... let me know asap.. so we can both post ...luv.."Sweetheart"
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Date: 3/13/2010 2:58:00 PM
Interesting write...Some people just need a little encouragement. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara
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Date: 3/13/2010 1:27:00 PM
SOUP MAIl Ray... system error so I could not open last one sent to me...luv.
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Date: 3/13/2010 4:49:00 AM
SOUP MAIL ..Ray .. please check..
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Date: 3/12/2010 7:33:00 AM
What a wonderful gift you received from your daughter, Ray. If you are a teacher, you know that not all students will remember the messages you share. But sometimes it only take a special effort by one student to make a teacher's day. At least that's how I felt when teaching. Great poem, very uplifting! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 3/11/2010 9:24:00 PM
A teacher's reward Ray and makes u feel good knowing how deeply u touched one of your students... emotional and caring write.. enjoyed this "beauty" .. Friday is fine.. luv.. "Sweetheart"
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Date: 3/11/2010 9:51:00 AM
This almost made ME cry. Wonderful poetic story. You have real talent.
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