Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Best 50 Cents She'll Ever Make. That's Real.

I don't know how many of you know this, but The Missus is in her last semester of school, which includes a full internship with a fourth grade class.

She comes home with stories, and I laugh, and I cry.

This caused me to do both.

You see, she had a birthday the other day, and the kids made her cards. This was one of them.

Folks, I have to tell you, it gives me great comfort to know that there are these kinds of kids out there. It thrills me to know that somewhere out there, there is a little girl that wants her teacher to have such a good birthday, she'd give up her last 50 cents to give her as a birthday present, instead of trying to buy candy with it, which is, let's face it, what I would have done with 50 cents.

I was also glad to be hit over the head with this around the holiday season. This is the epitome of unselfishness. This is the kind of giving that each and every one of us should be thinking about around this time of year.

The Missus told me that she tried to take the tape off to give the quarters back to the young girl, and the girl started bawling, telling her that it was her present.

I hope this causes some reaction in you today, and I hope a large part of that reaction is hope.

And yeah, my third reaction was to the word "presant."

I looked past it.

I think we're going to frame this, and put a caption underneath that has the title in it.

Have a nice Sunday, folks.

If I had it, rest assured I'd give you all my last 50 cents as well.


  1. Aw....*wipes single tear* That's amazing. I AM really glad there are kids like this out there. We could learn a thing or two from 'em. Maybe not so much the spelling, but I think that's probably the least concern here. :) What a great post.

    And I'd totally give you my last 50 cents too. Maybe even 75. You're worth it.

  2. Aww...Travis this is a wonderful heartwarming post. Kids at that age still have some of the wonder and awe they lost as teenagers!

    Thanks for reminding all of us to remember sharing with others this holiday season. Even if it is just love and warmth!



  3. Holy crap, Travis, you've got me crying over here. That was sweet of that little girl...thank you for this.

  4. Awesome! There are still people who are raising their children to be thoughtful and respectful!

  5. Aww. That is so sweet ! How nice that those "without" can still touch those "with".

  6. Yeah, another awww shucks. Go the missus.

  7. Wow that is really rare to find today lets face it I'd probably buy candy too. How sweet and nice for your wife, teaching is a hard job it's moments like that, that make it worth it.Have a wonderful SUnday!

  8. oh wow!! that made me tear up for sure!! I'm glad that little girls out there. She's gonna teach the world a whole lot while she grows up.

  9. TravyG; Me, oh my, you made me cry...

    Thanks and Biglove.

  10. awww great post TraviS! I knew there was a sweet, soft, sentimental guy in there somewhere!

  11. Wait a minute... When I was in school, and I tried to slip my teachers money as a "present" (generally about three days before finals) I was hauled into the Dean's office. Has scholastic bribery changed so much in such a short period of time that greasing a teachers palm is to the point where it is no longer frowned upon AND brings a tear to the sentimental eye?

    If so, where can I register to get a PHD is BS?

  12. That is sweet TRavis. She just wanted you to have enough money to buy a coke from the coke machine at school...
    Hey what? No way?! You are a teacher?
    I didn't know that. What grade do you teach--5th?

  13. That made me cry. Just precious.

    Last year, I was reading through the children's letters to Santa in the sunday paper, and there was one that broke my heart. Instead of asking for toys, this little girl asked for Santa to bring her mom a sweater, because it was cold.

    "Niagra falls, Frankie angel."--Scrooged.

  14. What a wonderful Christmas story! that is absolutely fantastic!

  15. Isn't that sweet.

    Even that fourth grader gave her a better present than you did.

  16. That was really sweet. You are aware that not all 4th graders are this kind, right? Trust me. I have one.

  17. My wife teaches at an innner-city school.

    She considers it a victory if she comes home without stab wounds.

  18. That was really sweet! Sweet kid.


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