Mr. Andrew

There are some things that I just cannot get rid of. . .this is one of them.

I taught 2nd grade for two years before Steve and I were married. I had many Nigerian students--and they were some of the sweetest children I have ever had the privilege of meeting.

I had one student named Andrew. I still remember his Nigerian name too--Naamdi. Sometimes I called him Naamdi, but mostly I called him "Mr. Andrew". For some reason I called a lot of my kiddos "Mr. So and so. . .or Miss So and so". I can hardly believe that my first class is getting ready to begin junior high this year!!!!!!

I will never forget Mr. Andrew's Valentine's day gift to me that year. It was a rather worn Macy's box with a broken chain inside. If I ever get invited to his wedding someday, I will be wearing it!

Some things, you just can't let go of.................................


  1. He still is a sweet boy! David's buddy. I can't believe they will be in Junior High. THEY loved you and I am so thankful you were apart of their lives. You were our favorite EVER. :-) Val

  2. that's so sweet!! :)

  3. Anonymous9:20 AM

    What reminded you of him? I often think of Nikki and their whole family!! Good memories from teaching fill my mind from time to time :o)

  4. Val--you will have to tell the Ahazie family I said hello!

    D-I was cleaning out a bunch of old teaching stuff and came across it. . .I just can't part with it! I think about their family a lot too--they were so generous, genuine, and sweet! Hope you're having a great week!

  5. Oh that is just too cute!

  6. That is so sweet! Reminds me of the year I taught K4 - sometimes I want to go back to that...

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