A Loving Tribute to Elaine:
Like a Mother with her children,
you nurtured as they grew.
Always listening carefully
to the part of you that "knew".
We applaud the sight you've always had
the way you persevered
to make your visions come alive
and for this you are revered.
You've spent a long time giving
of the gifts you did receive
and helped many more to understand
things they could not perceive.
You've held our hands, you've held your ground,
you've opened many doors
including one you hid behind,
but it never stopped your cause.
Through your eyes it all began
we owe our thanks to you
for friendships and for all the love
in everything you do.
We thank you for your foresight
and for fighting all your fears
to bring us The Eyes of Learning
for over twenty years.
We celebrate and honor all you are and all you've done
the work's been so rewarding - it's been a lot of fun.
It's with many loving hearts we come to you today
but words seem so inadequate, no matter what we say.
Thank You Elaine and Happy Birthday
We love you
- Phyllis C. 2005
(A beautiful framed copy of this poem was presented to Elaine
as part of the same recognition dinner when she received
A Special Poem to Elaine:
My Heart Has Wings
My heart has wings and my soul can fly.
A song sang to me, and only me,
the strength, the beauty, the wisdom of the wind. The strenghth of the
I am all of these things.
I am at one with the world.
I loose myself in a day, sometimes an hour,
but all is never really lost.
All of our hearts have wings and we fly
together. We all have hopes, as well as
dreams. So, listen to the wind
and never give up!
(written to celebrate
National Teacher Day 2005)