Happy Friday everyone! I hope yall are doing better than my household is! My husband has been sick all week, and I think he finally passed it on to my mom and my son, because they are both running fever today!
I saw this on the news last night, and now it is in the paper. For anyone who is having trouble paying their mortgage, it looks like help is here. Texas homeowner’s will get a combined $287 million to help restructure mortgages and in payments to some borrowers who lost their homes because of foreclosure servicing abuses. If you think you may qualify and be elgigible for settlement money, go to www.nationalmortgagesettlement.com or the Texas attorney general’s website for more information. The settlement will apply only to privately held mortgages issued from 2008 through 2011.
Right now, it is 59 degrees and sunny. Tonight’s low is 36, with no rain.
Tomorrow’s high will be 53, so pretty chilly, and tomorrow night’s low is 33 with a 20% chance of rain.
Chelsea Handler, one of my favorite comedians and host of Chelsea Lately on E, was interviewed by Rosie O’donnel this week and talked about having an abortion at the age of 16. She said that she was so dilusional, thinking that being a teen mom would be so fun, but her parent’s ended up convincing her to have an abortion. They told her that her life would be over and she couldn’t raise and child and they weren’t going to raise it for her. Now, looking back, she knows she did the right thing and has no regrets.
Are yall ready for the Grammy Awards? They are on Sunday and LL Cool J is hosting them. I have to tell yall, the Grammy Awards are my favorite awards show of the year. I LOVE music and I LOVE awards shows. Valerie Navejas and I do a great job hosting the awards via Facebook….so tune in for lots of fun and all of our opinions, hehe.
Lots going on in Elgin this weekend!!! Tonight is Parents Night for the Boys Basketball game against Hendrickson at 7 p.m.
Tomorrow is a high school softball scrimmage @ Vista Ridge
At Morris Memorial Park (the swimming pool park) in Elgin, volunteers will be planting trees starting at 9 a.m. Many volunteers are needed!!!
The high school powerlifting team has a powerlifting meet @ Florence tomorrow.
Little League Tryouts are also tomorrow-I almost forgot!!!
Tee Ball Tryouts at Fields 2 and 3 will be from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Coach Pitch Softball will be at Field 1 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Machine Pitch BAseball will be at Field 2 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Minor Softball will be at Field 1 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Minor Baseball will be at Field3 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Major Softball will be at Field 1 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Major Baseball will be at Field 3 from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Junior Softball will be at Field 1 from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Junior Baseball will be SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH at 4 p.m. at the HWY 95 FIELD.
Make up Tryouts will be determined. If a player does not make either the primary or make up tryout, they will be a hat pick in the draft, so it is important that everyone makes the tryouts!!!
Project Celebration is having their annual Valentine Dinner and Dance at the VFW tomorrow night. They are all sold out of tickets, but this is their biggest fundraiser of the year and I am sure that the ones who are attending, will be having a blast!!!
In Bastrop tomorrow, is the Hearts for Paws fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. at Heritage Hall at 1020 Main Street. Admission is new items for dogs and cats such as food, litter, leashes, collars, toys, etc.. All proceeds benefit the Bastrop County Animal Shelter. Speaking of this, I saw yesterday on Facebook that they are at capacity and if people don’t come adopt the animals, they are going to have to start putting them to sleep. So, if anyone has available space and needs a new buddy, please help out.
On Sunday, at The Greater Mt. Vernon Zion Church, they will be observing 100 Women in Red at 10:15 and 10:30.
Also on Sunday, the SPJST will be having a Valentines Dance from 3-7 p.m. The Dujka Brothers will be playing and admission is $7.
So, it will be a busy, busy weekend!!!
Hey everyone…I didn’t give yall tomorrow’s schedule in today’s blog, so I thought I would give it to yall now….
BTW Elementary is having an African Safari presentation for Kindergarten through Second Grade from 8:30-9:30 a.m. The 5th graders are having a Valentines dance tomorrow night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Elgin Middle School is having girls and boys track tryouts again.
Elgin High School has a very busy schedule!!! Algebra I and Geometry will be having their PAP Benchmark Tests again.
Boys have basketball games in Elgin vs. Hendrickson at 5, 5:30 and 7 p.m. This is the second to that last game of the regular season for the boys and these are very important because we are currently tied for 1st in district with Manor-so if you can come out and support our Varsity Wildcats, I know they would appreciate the it!!! Let’s cheer them on! Playoffs start next week already!
Girls play soccer @ Hutto at 6 and 7:45 p.m.
Boys play soccer in Elgin vs. Hutto at 6 and 8 p.m. and it is Senior/Parent Night.
Freshman and JV baseball have a scrimmage vs. Lehman at 6 in Elgin
Varsity baseball have a scrimmage @ Lehman at 6 p.m.
Swimmers have their Regional Meet in San Antonio.
I hope that is everything! Everyone have a wonderful Friday! It is supposed to rain, so be safe out there and try to stay warm!
Bastrop – Travis emergency service district #1 was created 6 years ago. The current members of the board are Commissioners Tommy McCullough,Rick Harkins, Damon Doss, LB Hall, And Jim Hibbs.The district was established by a vote of the citizens in the district.
The need for a taxing district to support a fire department over just getting money from fundraising is mainly because the rising cost of equipment and the fact that as a community grows so must its services. The ESD meets once a month unless there is a need for a special meeting.There is no pay for this position , however should a member should need reimbursed for attending something they can be paid up to $3000 a year.
You can look on the website safe-d.org for more info
I tried to get some more information but it is very repetitive and it is all at safe-d.org if you want to go check it out yourself. This is a very important board. The commissioners deal with a LOT of taxpayers money and decide where it goes.
Good morning everyone!!! I am up so much earlier than usual this morning, and I don’t know why! My husband is so sick, he can barely talk, and I just keep hoping Sammy and I don’t catch it! I am watching Good Morning America, and working on a few things for yall. Last night, I was busy working on things to let yall know about the ESD positions that are available for yall to run for. The things I am finding out are very interesting!!!
I am sure yall have heard about this, but let’s talk about it. A former LBJ High School girls basketball and volleyball coach is facing a felony charge for giving “morning-after” pills to a student who was worried she might be pregnant, according to an arrest affadavit issued Wednesday. Tracy Lee Steinberg, a 32-year old assistant coach who played a key role in LBJ’s first trip to the girls state basketball tournament last year, is facing a charge of delivery of a dangerous drug after the incident. A 16-year-old girl confided in Steinberg, after her and her boyfriend had unprotected sex. Steinberg told the girl that her and her boyfriend had bright futures and she could get her the morning after pill if she wanted her too. Since she was under 17, she would have had to have a prescription to get it on her own. That is why it is considered a dangerous drug. The 16-year-old and her boyfriend gave Steinberg the money for the pills. Steinberg went to Planned Parenthood to get the pills, then brought them back with a sprite. Steinberg told the student about possible side effects. The student started feeling nauseated and achey and texted Steinberg, who told her it was normal and to take a hot shower and relax. This is when the student told her mom, who went to police on Steinberg. This is a tough story for me. I think it is an eye-opener for a lot of people. I know that when I was subbing at the high school, I became very close to a lot of kids. I can see myself wanting to help them in the same way Steinberg did. I am sure she was only trying to help the girl and never intended on doing anything unlawful. I understand why she is in trouble, but at the same time, I don’t think her intentions were wrong.
There is an article in the paper about young couples who reunite later in life and usually stay together. According to a California State University study, 72 percent of subjects who connected at an early age and then lost touch, found their way back together and stayed together. Of those who formed youthful bonds and wound up getting married, the divorce rate is only 1.5 percent, compared to an overall national divorce rate of 40%. So, if this is all true, then everyone should go find their childhood sweetheart and marry them! Lol!
It is currently 43 degrees, with a high today of 63 with a 10% chance of rain.
Tonight’s low is 49 with a 70% chance of rain! Tomorrow’s high is 62 with a 60% chance of rain.
Blue Ivy Carter’s grandma, Tina Knowles, says the baby is doing great! She can’t say which parent the baby resembles yet since she is only a month old though. Beyonce also stepped out twice this week to support husband, Jay-Z, and you can’t even tell she had a baby! She has her body back already!
Khloe Kardashian, whose baby making efforts have been pretty public for a while now, is glad that she hasn’t gotten pregnant yet. She said she can’t imagine having a newborn with all of the changes they have been going through after her husband, Lamar Odom, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
I heard through the grapevine that Elgin and Aqua settled out of court and it is a win-win situation for everyone, but I have no proof or details of it yet. I am working on it though.
Yes, I believe it is! It is February 8th, already! I heard it is pretty chilly outside, so I hope everyone is staying warm. I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog yesterday and many thanks to all of you that contributed to my mom’s birthday blog! I think she had a wonderful day!!!
I think we talked about the mess going on with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Planned Parenthood last week. The Komen Foundation took away funding from Planned Parenthood, apparently after a new person was placed in charge of the foundation. After a public uproar, they reversed the decision to provide grant money to Planned Parenthood. Well, now a vice president for the foundation has resigned. Hmph….guess we know what their vote was!
Here is something interesting. At Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, students can get the “morning after” pill from a vending machine! All they have to do is pay $25 and it is theirs. Also in the vending machine are condoms, pregnancy tests, and decongestant (lol). There is a lot of attention being put on this because people don’t know that it should be the easily accessible, but others say that it is nice because they are embarassed to go ask for it. Hmmm, I don’t really know how I feel. That is a weird subject.
Right now, it is 50 degrees outside. The high today is 59 with a 10% chance of rain.
Tonight’s low will be 40 with a 10% chance of rain. Tomorrow’s high will be 60 with a 20% chance of rain.
Ray Romano and his wife just came out to talk about her beating breast cancer. I think this is a close issue to many of us, due to our town’s elementary principal going through this. Ray’s wife, Anna, said that losing her hair was very tough, and I know that Kendra has had a hard time dealing with that too. The good news is that Anna beat the cancer, and our Kendra will too!!!
In the divorce between Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Russell could clain millions because he is entitled to half of what Katie earned during their marriage, but sources say he is not interested in any of her money.
Wow, I guess I forgot to put today’s events out last night. After my computer broke, I was a bit distraught!!! Let me tell yall what is going on today!
BTW is having their 4th grade science benchmark test today.
Neidig is having tutoring for Merka and Creamers classes.
EMS is having girls and boys track tryouts at 3:30 p.m.
EHS is having the Algebra I and Geometry PAP Benchmark, NHS yearbook photo during second period, and freshman and JV baseball vs. Lanier at 5:30 p.m.
ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY has crafts at 4:30 p.m.
I am sure you have already heard about the fundraiser going on for the Elgin Little League, but I want to talk about it again! On February 25, Elgin Little League is going to be having a dinner and dance at the SPJST Hall. Usually, the kids in Little League have to sell something, whether it be candy, cookies, or any other cheap product, but this year, we can all have a great time and raise money at the same time! Meyers will be catering the meal, yummy. There will be awards given to the All Star Championship teams, yay!!! Then, Elgin’s own, Mr. Mark Winston Kirk will be performing some good country dancing music. After he is done, DJ Fame will spin some more dancing music. It is going to be such a fun night for the whole family. Of course, since it is for the Little League, all of the kids are included in the fun. I know my kid loves to dance, so I am sure yours does too!!!
Tickets for this event are $15 each. That is such a deal for dinner and the dance. I was shocked when I saw how cheap the tickets are.
If you don’t know the rules about drinking at the SP, let me tell you. You can bring in your own bottle of liquor, but you must purchase your mixers, or your beer/wine coolers from the bar. I know when we were at a dance there this past weekend, the beer was only $2 a can! Of course, I don’t want to tell you about the drinks without telling you to be careful and no drinking and driving.
Now, here is the catch…I really need to sell these tickets by this weekend so that we know how much food to order. Please contact me at email@example.com to let me know if you need tickets.
We also need items for the silent auction. If you have anything to donate, please contact Kenny King, the President of the Little League, at 512-771-8211.
This is going to be a night of fun for the entire family, so please don’t miss out! Remember, I must sell my tickets by this weekend!!! I hope to hear from you soon!
Today is a very special day because on this date, February 7, 1959, my mom was born. She was born in San Antonio and a few days later was adopted by Richard and Edna Wagner, my Grannie and Grandpa. I can’t even begin to express how much I believe that everything happens for a reason. This is a perfect example of that. My Grannie and Grandpa were the best grandparents in the world (along with my Mawmaw and Pawpaw, yes, I was very lucky). My sister and I were their only grandchildren for a long time and we were lucky enough to be able to travel across the country with them every summer. They have both passed away since, but my mom and I still talk about them all the time, especially during the holidays. That is when we seem to feel their absence the most. Also, thanks to my grandparents, I have the perfect mom. She means so much to me and I wish I could give her the world for her birthday, but since I can’t, I thought I would let her know how I feel about her, and that I am not alone.
Growing up, my mom and I weren’t especially close. I was a daddy’s girl and my sister was a momma’s girl, but during my teenage years, I did a lot of things that upset my dad. Luckily, my mom was always there for me. Even when I didn’t live at home anymore, my mom and I would still keep in contact, and although she didn’t agree with the decisions that I sometimes made, she would still stick by my side. Then came the night that changed my family’s lives forever. I was involved in a car accident that left me paralyzed. I had to move back in to my parent’s house and we had to learn how to live with paralysis together. During those few years, especially in the beginning, my mom showed me what unconditional love was. She had to do things for me that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. It was very uncomfortable that I had to rely on my mother to take care of me, but she did it and never complained about it and I think that was the beginning of us growing so much closer. She was always very comforting and there for anything I needed. Now, ten years after my accident, I consider my mom one of my very best friends. My mom knows more about me than anyone. I tell her EVERYTHING. I take her opinion to heart. If she tells me how she feels on a subject, I usually follow whatever advice she gives. We confide in each other about lots of things and I will do anything to help her, as she has always done for me. If it weren’t for my car accident and me being paralyzed, we may never have formed the bond that we now have. That is another example of how everything happens for a reason.
My mom has been through many phases in her career. She started out as a kindergarten teacher, she was a first grade teacher, she was a Chapter 1 teacher, she was an elementary school principal, she was a special education director, and presently, she is the principal of a high school. She has been in the same district through it all, and that is the same place that my sister and I graduated from, and probably where our kids will graduate from –Elgin Independent School District. The first thing I would like to say is that I have never seen her happier than she is now, as a principal at Elgin High School. She is so good at this job and it is funny because I remember being in Middle School and she was scared to check me out of school because she said all the kids were so big. Now she has even bigger kids and cares for them like they are her own! She is able to bond with most of the kids and I think all of the high schoolers would agree about how wonderful she is! I know that she never intended to be a principal at a high school and never expected it. She was kind of just thrown into the role and has done wonders for the staff and students…yet, another example of how everything happens for a reason.
So today, on your birthday, I would like to say Happy Birthday Mom. In all of your 53 years, you have never been more beautiful than you are today. You are a gorgeous and amazing woman. You are a role model to me and Carrie and you have set the bar very high. When I see you in your element, I am so proud of you. You were once so shy and intimidated by everything, and now you are so confident and successful. You have been such a good mother to us and we wouldn’t trade you for anything. Your grandkids think you hung the moon and love you so much. On this day, your special day, we wish we could give you something great, but you already have everything!!! I hope you enjoy seeing how special you are to us and to everyone else. Below, you will find the words from some of the special people in your life…(thanks to Mrs. Richards who gave me the idea to say something special about you, which then turned into inviting everyone else to join in.)
Sandra Mogonye, former secretary-”I’m not very good at letter writing, but I just love Janis Linder. She is a wonderful, thoughtful, loving person with a great big heart and a fantastic personality! I just loved being around her. She seemed to always put a smile on my face and laughter always helps in our daily lives. Did I mention that she is a very intelligent person also? I miss her here at the Special Ed office (playing Elvis Presley music and her singing, which by the way, she has a beautiful voice) but I know she is loving being the principal at EHS. Hope she enjoys her birthday and best wishes always, to a dear friend.”
Peter Perez, assistant superintendent-”Janis, you are one of the most thoughtful and caring people I have ever known. You have a tremendous love for Sonic cokes and Tony Romo. I can’t drive by a Sonic or watch the Cowboys without thinking of you. I am fortunate to be one of your friends. Happy Birthday Janis.”
Marie Richards, Elgin High math teacher-”The greatest thing about your mother is (1) she keeps the teachers “in the loop”–meaning when something goes wrong, she brings it to the entire faculty, which makes us all work harder to make things better and (2) she operates out of a positive mode, meaning she brags on what we do well and it makes us never want to disappoint her or let us down so we work harder.”
Jan-Michael Herklotz, Elgin High counselor-”Mrs. Linder has been such a special person in my life. I have had the pleasure of working with her for the past six years. She has been a mother figure to me and always been there when I needed her. Words cannot even come close to expressing how she has impacted my life. I owe so much to her and consider her a dear friend and someone I can always go to, not matter what. I love her dearly and cherish the time that I have had with her.”
Amanda Wolf, Elgin High teacher/coach-”I can’t think of just one memory, but I can tell you this, it has been such a joy to have her in my life since I was five years old. At a young age, she always gave us such good advice and continues to do so now. She never sugar coats anything. She calls it like she sees it. Your mother is a very strong woman and a role model to me. I love her dearly.”
Diane Cannon, Elgin High office staff-”Last year, Elgin High School had a practice drill pertaining to a mock “shooter” on campus. Ms. Linder worked with the Bastrop County SWAT team and other Bastrop Couny emergency teams, the Sheriff’s Department and Elgin P.D. and she performed her duties calmly and precisely. I admired her so much taht day and know that if a situation ever arises on our campus, staff and faculty will be in good hands.”
Janet Terrell, Elgin High office staff-”Your mom has always been very good to me. One thing in particular–she is allowing me to use a few days of my time to help take care of my beautiful granddaughter; your mom is a wonderful grandmother, so she understands how much my granddaughter means to me. Thank you Ms. Linder for everything and Happy Birthday!”
Pamela Stalberger, Elgin High office staff-”I would like to say, she is a wonderful person, always smiling and helping others feel better. I can always go to her and tell her anything. She supports all of us here at school and we are very lucky to have her! Love her!”
Jerry Mladenka, Elgin High english teacher-”Janis Linder has been a breath of fresh air. Above all, she treats us with respect and dignity. In the first department meeting with Janis, she said we had “teacher discretion” with respect to many of the things that happen in our classes. This was so refreshing, since it meants that she saw us as professionals and expected us to do what is best for our kids. If she keeps this up she may just give administrators a good name.”
Luci Edwards, Elgin High english teacher-”After speaking with many of my friends in different school districts, I have found that many teachers view their principals as someone they cannot approach and who are simply present to give directives but not build relationships with their staff and sometimes, unfortunately, students. This is definitely NOT the case with my principal, Janis Linder.
My principal is strong, compassionate, intelligent, and truly cares about her staff and the students at EHS. Her door is always open to those who need encouragement, advice or simply a hug. You see, when most people leave their jobs at the end of the day, they are done with work. Janis is never done. She works tirelessly to better our school and to promote her staff to be the best that they can be for the children of Elgin.
Personally, I admire Janis not only for the principal she is, but the person she is. I know I can depend on her and trust her. These qualities are so important in relationships, regardless of job titles.
I am so proud to work with such a phenomenal woman who I think of as my “2nd mom.”"
Linda Vaughn Breaux, childhood friend-”Hey girl, when Colleen asked me to write to you for your birthday this year, my brain went on a little jaunt down memory lane. I have so many sweet and fond memories of all the many years we have known and been a part of each other’s lives.
But looking back is much less important than looking forward, so I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that I love you, that I am extraordinarily proud of all that you have accomplished and share with those around you. Your loving ways are such a blesing to so many other lives. I also wanted to say here’s wishing you a year full of love, laughter, and lots of great big fish and hoping that we get a good long visit in soon.”
Adriana Ruiz, EISD dyslexia specialist and family friend-”I really admire how in even the toughest times, she is able to find humor! Being in education is tough work. Lots of people assume it is easier than it really is. As a principal, she was awesome at really letting you know that as long as you are doing what is right for the kids, she will have your back no matter what! That is a big confidence booster!
I really appreciate how she always was so encouraging to me and gave me confidence in moving forward. She encouraged me to get my MRT certification and to apply for the Dyslexia position. I’m soooo glad she did! I know some people felt that she favored me, but I can’t help it that she has known me since 2nd grade when you and I met! Lol!”
Vanessa Fox, Neidig AP, former EHS teacher-”I have had the pleasure of knowing Janis for almost five years. I can remember being eight months pregnant and interviewing with her for a position. I was nervous, fat and needing a job. And definitely ready to be done with a dress and heels! I will never forget her smile on that day. She made me feel safe and at home. She knew exactly what I felt like. During the time I have had the chance to know, as I affectionately call her, Linder Mama, she has been the mom that you didn’t know you needed. On top of the great smile, she has an infectious laugh. You can’t help but feel better, cheer up, or just make it through the day. Linder Mama has a heart as big as Texas to go along with that smile and laugh. I love that when anyone is around her, they get to be a kid. She makes work fun. More importantly, she is a great friend. I admire the relationships I see her build and the love that she has for others. Her friendship is ageless. Linder Mama is a blessing.”
Jackie Moore, former student (’87-’88) and friend of the family-”I have known Janis since my kindergarten days! She was my kinder teacher and I still remember her class. She is and will always be one of my favorite teachers! I remember her asking Colleen to walk me down the hall to meet my mom after school. She was a great teacher and has a special place in my heart. I am SO glad that I was not only in her kindergarten class, but also got to be a part of her family!!! Happy Birthday Janis!!! Hope you have a great day!”
Sarah Gonzales, my best friend-”Janis is such a wonderfully caring person. She is so supportive and gives 110% to her family. My family and I have been lucky enough to be included as part of her family. There is no doubt in my mind that she would be there for me at the drop of a hat. She is a second mother to me and grandmother to my children. They love their Mimi and we love her too. Happy Birthday Janis!”
Jasmine Simmons, former student, Class of 2010 and now, “adopted”granddaughter-“Happy Birthday Mimi! I love you and appreciate everything you have done for me and continue to do for me. You wash my clothes for me when I bring them over and I know that I am always welcome in your home. You helped me with the things I needed when I went to Tarleton, like my dorm stuff and my laptop, and my Iphone for graduation :). Most of all, you treat me like I am family and I am lucky to have you!”
Royanne Hicks, former student, Class of 2010-”Mrs. Linder is one of the greatest educators I have had throughout my years of attendance in the Elgin school system. I first had Mrs. Linder as a kindergarten teacher in the rainbow pod, where she taught me the alphabet, 123′s, and probably wiped my nose a time or two. I was then thrilled to find out she would be with me as the principal at the high school for my junior and senior years, and eventually hand me my diploma at graduation. Mrs. Linder sees potential in every one of her students, whom she pretty much knows by name, and showed up to school every day with a smile. I hope she has a fantastic birthday. She truly deserves it.”
Gina Nunez, family friend-”My favorite memory of your mother is me practically living there and her getting home and saying “Gina Bina”. I always felt very comfortable with your mom and she always said I was her “brown daughter”. Love her to pieces!!! I also say that her and Mrs. Bledsoe made me want to be a teacher. “
Desarae Couthren, former student, Class of 2010-”Happy Birthday Mimi. Just wanted to tell you that you are a blessing in my life. I appreciate everything you did for me and I miss you dearly. I hope you continue to touch young lives as you did mine. I couldn’t have made it to where I am without you. I love you!!! Enjoy your day!”
Megan Howard, family friend-”You are always smiling. That is something that definitely brightens my day, as I’m sure it does to everyone you come in contact with. I consider myself and my family very lucky to have you as an adopted Mimi. Without any question you have opened up your heart and your home to us and have given us an opportunity to be a family, even if there is no blood relation. Seems like family and friendship are harder to hold on to as you get older and I can’t thank you enough for “taking us in.” You are a great mother to your children, a great Mimi to all your grandchildren, and a wonderful asset to this community. Many birthday wishes on this very special day. Thank you for blessing us all with you!”
There you have it! I told everyone that contributed to this project that I just know my mom will be touched as she reads everyone’s words. As I read them, I got very emotional. I already knew what a great mom I have, but seeing so many other people that consider her a mom to them, brought a huge smile to my face. I also know that these same characteristics are what make her the perfect principal of a high school, because I am sure that many of the students consider her like a mom as well. I see the way she interacts with the students, and they don’t want to disappoint her either, just like Ms. Richards said. I am so proud of my mom and I would like to say thank you to everyone for your kind words. If anyone else would like to contribute, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add it to this so that she can see. I didn’t know who all to ask, so I only asked a few people to contribute, but it is open to everyone and I would love to share your thoughts with her.
Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! We love you and hope you have the best day ever! I hope you don’t mind everyone knowing your age, hehe…you are so beautiful, so it is okay that they know!