Her name was Ms. King and I adored her. She was my first grade teacher at a small private school I attended while my daddy went to PSU. Her eyes twinkled and her warmth was genuine. Her words were that of encouragement. Ms. King showed us grace and kindness by praying for us & sharing in our joys. I have so many favorite memories from that '78-'79 school year, but the one I love the most is when we were allowed to stay overnight at the house she shared with her mom in State College. I recall the books she read, the ice cream treats at Meyer's Dairy and the breakfast she made of pancakes.
My goal is life is simple, love God, love people and serve the world, and Ms. King did just that. For her excellent example to me I wanted to say thank you ever so much. You along with my excellent parents (both teachers) light my way and I am changed forever.