Ms Doris was more than a teacher. She was a leader, a supporter, a role model to look up to and played a huge role in my childhood. She taught me so many life lessons that may not have made sense as a first grader, or even in elementary school, but make sense now, in the real world without princesses or dora or monster trucks. “The brain is like a sponge soaking up knowledge and there is always room for more,” she used to tell me. And I have lived by that quote ever since. She showed me some of my talents and hobbies such as drawing, creative writing and my love for books, and has taught me to never give up, to strive for my absolute best, to do everything whole-heartedly. She was a phenomenal teacher, and words cannot come close to expressing, how much I loved and will always love her, and how great of an impact she has made on me. Even after I graduated from AMA, we never lost contact. I remember her coming to my elementary school every year, to watch my play performances. And she was always the first, before my friends and even my family, to greet me, give me a tight hug and tell me how proud she was of me.
I will definitely miss her encouraging smile, her words of wisdom, her tight hugs. But it’s all worth it, because she is in a better place now, and was able to achieve her lifelong dream of owning her own school before she left. And though, she might not be physically with me, she will always be a part of me, in my heart.
Thank you Ms. Doris, for all you’ve ever done for me, all the lessons you’ve taught me, the impact you have had on my life. I honestly don’t know where I would be without you today and still haven’t fully registered the thought that I will never see you again.
I love you