Some time ago, I received notes from the mothers of the children I worked with. A couple times I got Christmas cards, thanking me for working with their child.
At the end of SMART, depending on the available funds, the schools held various activities. They would have little parties with punch and cookies. The kids got a big kick out of it!
One time, at the end of the program, they had a brunch. A lady came up to me, and it was the mother of one of the children I read with. Although the parents weren’t invited, she came anyway, specifically to thank me for being so nice to her son.
I thought it was very nice that she took the time and effort to come to the brunch and meet me. It was evident I had made a positive difference in her son’s life. This is one special instance that sticks out to me, and that I will always remember.