Over the years i've come to think of Miss Guenther as more than just my 4th grade teacher. She is Sally. She is my friend. She is supportive, kind, thoughtful, insightful, compassionate, encouraging and always seems to know the right things to say. To this day, I have only seen Sally a couple times in the last 15 years, but she has done some special things for our family. Like the one time she sent us 60 dollars and the most thoughtful Christmas card (which I still have after moving so many times, in fact it was on my kitchen pin board for over a year). Or when she sent a new pair of clothes for the boys for Christmas. Or another time she sent a gift for their birthday. Or the time she wrote me an endearing message straight from the heart after she found out about our loss of Thomas Kyrum. Or the constant posts and comments she makes on my facebook or blog that make me feel special, loved and of worth. She is the type of person that doesn't seek recognition, but does small and simple things that make such a positive difference and recognizes others.
So thank you Sally. Thank you for you acts of service. Thank you for always recognizing me and making me feel like my family is so special. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kindness. I know you will read this, so I want you to know how much you are appreciated. We love you!