Why do we do this work? Many would say for the kids and that is a great answer, but many kids will go through school just fine. They are elastic and adhere to anything that you put in front of them. All three of my kids are just like this. While each of them has their struggles, I truly do not worry about their success in school or if they will reach that finish line.
I do this work for kids who are not my own. I do this for the kids who do not know where their next meal is coming from. I do this for the kids who wonder where they will lay their head down tonight. I do this for the kids who are forced to be adults long before they should. I do this for the kids who need a positive person in their lives. I do this for the kids who need somebody to listen to what they are saying and not judge them on how they are saying it.
This video “Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything” really tugged at my heartstrings as to why I do what I do. Many students have such sad stories. I will always feel sad for them and word each day to not get mad at them. I think you should take a look and then decide what is your #MyWhy.