If I’ve never told you “thank you” let me try to say it now
Because you’ve impacted my life in such a big way, and I want you to know how.
How in fourth grade you inspired me to start writing poetry
Because we created poetry anthologies
And now, fourteen years have passed
But that love of poetry is something that continues to last.
Or how in sixth grade I started volunteering in your classroom
And thoughts of someday being a teacher started to bloom
Because I saw how you genuinely loved teaching, and I knew
That if I ever became a teacher, it would be because of you.
Or how when I babysat your children, they were always so polite
There could never be a doubt that they have been raised right
Whenever you left the house, you’d tell them, “Be a blessing”
And I still carry that with me as a valuable life lesson.
Or how when I was in college, you listened to my uncertainty
About what I wanted to do with my life and what I wanted to be
And I know that you often prayed for me
And that is something I will cherish eternally.
Or how you’ve always been a wonderful role model for me in the way you live
The way you pursue Christ, love others, serve them, and give
So if I’ve never told you “thank you”, let me try to say it now
But know that you deserve more thanks than simple words can allow