So I got this note today written on my Facebook wall from a former student who is all grown up now. Reminded me why I do this:
Kendra Rains and Jasper Rains Miss you guys! Thanks for helping shape us and give us habits that have kept us on the right path throughout the years. God really used you in our lives, and I know he is doing the same in the lives you are touching now. Just thought I should let you know how much you are appreciated and loved!
So, remember that our work today is remembered tomorrow and has eternal value. Thank yous are few and far between. Maybe that is what makes them so special.