Mrs. Schorr was my absolute favorite teacher ever. She changed my life.
I started acting out in fifth grade and was heading in the wrong direction in school. My mom knew Mrs. Schorr and her reputation, and fought hard to get me into her class the following year. It worked. But not only did it work in that I got into her class, but it worked in that she turned me around. I became the person I wanted to be...the person I truly was inside. She saw and expected only good things from me...and I gave her the best I could give.
Throughout the years, Mrs. Schorr remained in both my mother's and my life. When I turned 16, she gave me a pendant of a stone with the following words written on it:
Hold fast to dreams...for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
I often think of Mrs. Schorr and all the wisdom she passed onto me. And I especially think of her when I see birds.
The above photo is dedicated to Mrs. Schorr...wherever she may be...may she always know how much she touched my life.
I will always continue to hold onto my dreams.....I hope that you do the same.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I took the following photo and added a special quote to it: