Once in a while, I do think about my students and wonder how're they doing right now. It's been a year since my teaching practicum and i cant believe I even did it. My students are Form 5 already facing their biggest exam yet. I hope they'll take their studies seriously because they're still playful and innocent. Playful but with no mean intentions. Carefree and hyperactive. Pn Helen told me that they have so much energy pent up in them that one fine day she will let them out in the field to run etc to drain their energy. Good suggestion indeed.
Although my students and I don't keep in touch now, I'll never forget who they are. You can never forget your first bunch of students wan. speaking of my students, I wana blog about this truly amazing lady who passed away a year ago. she was my church friend's mum and was the ex-pengetua of the school i did practicum with. During her wake service last year, I was present for both days as I was the pianist. And although I didnt really know her very well before that, I was immensely moved by the life she lived when i heard her friends/colleagues/families give testimonies on her life. It made a huge impact on me and from last year Aug til now, I do think of her testimony from time to time.
tell me, which pengetua would visit a student from a very broken family and clean up his very very messy dilapidated house together with her sons? And which pengetua would take in a form 6 student from a broken family to stay in her own house for weeks just because he has many family problems tht made him lose focus on his studies? And this student slept in one of her son's rooms while the son slept on the living room couch. Such genuine love for the broken-hearted. The testimonies her other friends/colleagues gave had one thing in common: her resolution, generosity, sincere care and her unwavering faith in God.
Thank you, aunt M.E. for your living testimony and the full life you've lived. In those 2 days, your testimony has changed my life forever. It points me back to the basis of your selfless love which is from God and is a constant reminder to me to be generous, to give more, to open my heart for the broken and to love my Creator with all my heart and obey His commands like how you did so faithfully.