2.13.2008

Grone Up Best Friend

Today I had just one piano student -- an 8 year old boy who I have loved ever since I first met him. I love his mom and dad too -- they are a lovely family. So I'm really enjoying every bit of time I get with him, especially one-on-one in a piano lesson setting.

Today after the lesson, the mom sent the kiddoes out to the car and she pulled a sheet of paper from her purse. She had found it in her son's school bag and thought I should have it.

At school, his class had been assigned to write about their goals for 2008. This is exactly what this little boy wrote [in his words and with his spelling]:

"For the year 2008 I have some goals I want to learn. I want to learn how to play piano from my grone up best friend. My dad knows how to play piano too. That's why I want to learn how to play piano. I hope I will have a lot of fun with her at piano. I am exitid!!"

How much do I love it that I got to see this? Totally. I have a box in my closet where I put things that are meaningful to me and when I'm feeling discouraged, I take a few things out and read them and realize that there are people who love me and that I'm OK.

After all, I am a very special 8 year old boy's grone up best friend.

16 comments:

hoLLy said...

that is just so sweeeeeet! i wish you could teach my kids piano. i bet you are the BEST teacher. so far, i've taught aubrey a little bit, but its hard to teach your own kids. i'm looking for a teacher for her-wish you were near:(

Tiburon said...

That is so sweet! I like that he is exitid! What a cutie patootie :)

Emily J. said...

That is so sweet. What a lucky little boy and a luck piano teacher!

100 Percent Cottam said...

how cute! he's such a sweet boy, and i'm glad you have that...

Heather said...

That is really very sweet. I bet you are the best piano teacher, Jan!!

feltc said...

That is the cutest story, and no one would be a better grone up best friend than you, Jan. Please, won't you come teach my kids piano? I think it may lead to too many fights if I try to do it myself.

Mel said...

I love that you're his grone up best friend. How sweet!

Mia said...

That is really sweet and totally worthy of "the box". How great that his mom gave that to you.

tara said...

aww boy. what a little sweetheart. It's even SWEETER that he wrote it not ever thinking you would see it. SO tender and definately a keeper:)

Natalie Scott said...

That is adorable. He is the nicest boy...I know his family is grateful for him! That is wonderful she gave it to you to keep...so sweet.

Sarah said...

ok, that has got to be one of the cutest, sweetest things i've ever heard. i'm so glad he has a grone up friend like you!

Kristi said...

Oh my goodness!! That truly is the most adorable thing ever. This is one special little boy. And I can TOTALLY see why he would choose you as his grone up best friend :) You are one awesome chick.

Melissa said...

So sweet...don't we love little treasures like that?

Rebecca said...

Awww :) You are such a great grone up friend. I can't think of anyone better!

Cammie said...

That was so sweet. You must be a great piano teacher, because I had a few that were not my "grone up best friend"

Holly O. said...

How did I miss this post? So sweet!