Louie taught me so many things. He taught me how to motivate people, how to work hard, how to smile through hard days and that every day you are given to live is a good day. Not one day prior to May 24th had I ever imagined a day on this earth without him living here with us. He was taken way too soon and without warning.
His death has taught me many things. A few of those are:
1. Life is beautiful , look around you and notice it while you can.
2. Be humble. There is always more good to be done and it isn't about ourselves. It is about others.
3. Stop being afraid, life will end, don't worry it away while you have it in front of you.
I am still learning. I see life through a new lens now. Life is very different without him physically here with me and all of us. I am looking forward to a new year of teaching. This year and every year after will be different. I will be more positive, more patient and more kind. I will give more and take less.
I will be more like Louie.
Step one is to make our community a better place and to show our students the importance of serving their community and helping others. I am proud to introduce a new service organization to Kipps Elementary School called Captain Louie's Future Leaders.
Together with local law enforcement, Kipps parents, teachers and students we will strive to complete 14 service projects in honor of Louie. You can follow this link to see what this group is up to:
You can also click here to suggest community service projects for our group to complete:
Community Service Suggestions
Until next time....... See you at the Top!