Two years ago a shy girl showed up in my English class, short on credit and self-esteem. I asked her to sign a pledge to graduate and now, after a lot of work and soul search for the right answers, I am happy to see her graduate.
When I left Arvda HS to go to Alameda, I think she was the saddest of all. I promised that I would still care about and support her through her journey. She calls me her Mom Away From Home, and I love supporting her.
On the other side I added quotes:
"To love a person is to see all of their magic,"
"and to remind them when they have forgotten."
"'What if I fail?' Oh, but dear, what if you fly!"
"All happiness is courage and hard work."