This blog was originally posted as part of i-ACT21 Day 11.
One of our outstanding Little Ripples teachers attended our assessment training today. It was such a pleasure to see her. She is always so sharp and engaged in whatever training and work we’re doing. On one of our previous trips, I asked how many children Fatima wanted, at the time she had two, and she responded, “more, more!” For some reason her response has stayed with me. She exemplifies the woman who does it all. She’s a wife, a mother, a teacher, a friend, a leader, and I’m sure the list goes on.
When we were walking to lunch together, she pulled out her phone to show me that the background image was a picture of her and me! I couldn’t believe it. I was so touched and it struck a chord with me. I always wonder what it must be like for the teachers and others we work with to see us come so briefly and go. It’s something I give a lot of thought to. So to see that Fatima carries an image of me with her was so surprising and so humbling, and a reminder that there are few things in life that more important than connecting with others and continuing to show up.
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