Wednesday, February 23, 2011

From the Heart

So, I teach blind kids.

When I tell people about my job, I always get the typical responses.

"You must be such a saint!" Doubtful.

"You must be so patient!" Occassionally.

"Is't that just heartbreaking?" Rarely.

"What a rewarding job!" Yes, when I take the time to remember that.

This morning was a little frustrating. I felt like every student was on another planet....HELLO!! Anyone in there??? Later, one student started crying when I told him it was time to come work on Braille. I know, playdough is hard to compete with sometimes.

Funny how your perspective can turn on a dime....because out of nowhere today, I had this conversation with one of my 5 year old students while working a puzzle:

Student: Mrs. Chambers, I can't see with my eyes.

Me: (gulp) Yes, that is right.

Student: Mrs. Chambers, I don't see with my eyes....but I see with my heart.

Me: (speechless)

Student: Would you like me to teach you how?


Well, little teach me that more and more everyday.

Rewarding? What do you think?



  1. Oh my gosh ... "I see with my heart." That is going to stay with me and hopefully remind me to see with mine too. Give him a hug for me, will ya?

  2. Oh my gosh is right! That is so precious! Love him!