Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy news

I have to try to tell this story because it meant so much to me and was so awesome!!!

Yesterday was Sunday, we went to church. After Sunday School our past bishop Mark Donaldson came directly over to Vili and I and said that he had something happen that he was excited to share: (I'll try to do it justice)

He works for a hospice group and he said that sometimes he meets with different medical professionals for discussions (sales, etc - I'm sure)



ANYWAY, He said that last week he met with some people, were having lunch and the discussion turned to children (of course). They were discussing their children and life. One of the women mentioned that her daughter had this amazing teacher that changed her life. Mrs. Vimahi just made the biggest difference!! What?

He said out of the blue - she had no idea that he lived two doors down from us.

Of course, he had to ask details and for sure it was me!!!!

I asked who she was: Stacey Whittemore and daughter Justine Henry had me in fifth grade - I think 8 years ago.

WOW - SO I DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE -

I'LL REMEMBER YESTERDAY AS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE FOREVER. A COMMENT IN MY BEHALF BETWEEN AND ABOUT STRANGERS - - -

12 comments:

Preece Family! said...

Cool!

Lisa Gabaldon said...

That's awesome! So is that girls family member dieing or something? did he tell her he lived by you?

I know that are plenty more that you have made a differance in their lives! You are amazing teacher, sister, friend, mom, wife,

Kristin said...

And just think when we did our student teaching they said we'd never amount to anything :) or wait, that was just that one crazy lady I yelled at!!!

What a great compliment!!!

Ben and Heidi said...

I bet that made you feel so awesome! And I bet it put a spring in your step for the rest of the day :) by the way Tosha does just great in Nursery so just keep bringing her and leaving her we are glad to have her.

Pam said...

That is so great! It is always nice to know you make a difference, but it is especially nice to hear it through a third party with them not knowing it will get back to you! :) It is hard to discount such an amazing experience! Awesome. Just awesome.

cottle fam said...

That is so wonderful! I am sure that made you feel so good and probably still feeling good. It is always nice to hear things like that especially when they had no idea it would get back to you. Awesome!!

Anna D. said...

Wow! That's exciting that you can reflect back and see that you do make a difference in the people's lives that you come into contact on daily basis. I think that is awesome! You make a difference in my life! I love ya!

Tony and Whitney said...

Hi-- This is Morgan Cram's sister Whitney. I was just surfing blogs. From one teacher to another---that is so cool! After all our hard work, it's so nice to know that there is actually an impact somewhere!

kelliemcc said...

Emily i couldn't find your phone number and you weren't at work so I hope you see this. When you log into your snapfish account go to "your account" and it should show your credits and FREE BOOK by it. Hope this helps!

Mary and Steve said...

That is too awesome! Congrats to you!

vfg said...

_love_ this

Marissa said...

Emily - That's a cool experience you'll always remember! I'm sure you're everyone's favorite teacher, you were my favorite person at Enrich. :)