Look at the message I received from Olivia’s P.E. teacher:
Something great happened in PE. I often choose team captains for different activities. Well, Olivia said “I want to be captain”. I was very happy to see she had the interest and passion to speak up for herself. She was eventually a captain last year, but this year she was one of the first. Early last year, since I was new, she wasn’t yet comfortable with me. Now, Olivia says hello to me in the halls, jokes with me, and feels comfortable to participate and share her feelings. I enjoy her as a student and her silly personality.
How great is that? I got teary-eyed, of course, and filled with joy. The fact that her teacher shared that with me was so touching. Not to mention, my little soft-spoken girl is speaking up for herself! When she got home from school, I asked her about it and she was so happy. I said “What do you do when your captain?” She said “RUN!”
I love my girl.