When I look at this photo I can’t help but get misty eyed.
I attended a Montessori elementary school, so I had the same teacher for three years. This lady was one of them. When I was being bullied she protected me. She welcomed me into her home as a little girl along with some of my closest friends in order to soak up more knowledge after school.
It’s been years since I ran into Mrs. Elwell. I was a vendor at a natural hair event. It was my first time showcasing my new book to the public. Mrs. Elwell walked into the room, and this moment happened. She had no idea that I had written, and published a children’s book. She was overcome with joy that she began to cry. Tears of joy. We laughed, reminisced, and celebrated life in this moment.
I’m #SteeleThankful for the same joy that I experienced as the little girl learning in her safe space, and the joy of sharing this special moment with one of my favorite teachers.
What are you #SteeleThankful for?