I Need You to Win

I’ve been teaching long enough for students that I knew in middle school are now on college campuses. 

My stomach churns thinking about it (you’re getting old, not me) but nonetheless, my babies are not babies anymore. 

I let them add me on Facebook after they graduate from high school, mainly because I want them - I need them - to have a way to show and tell me that they are ok, wherever they are. This year, I’ve found myself being very reflective of the impact I have had - or wish I’d had - on all of the kids I’ve impacted. Some I know I’ll remember well through the rest of my life. 

As the others slowly fade from memory, I find myself looking through yearbooks (and if I’m honest stalking some through Facebook) I constantly find myself rooting for them. I find myself wanting more than anything for my babies to win. I need it. 

The world is in a place right now where there is no guarantee that it will be okay. That bothers me so deeply because my kids are brilliant; they are more than what the world deserves and everything that the world needs. If left to them, we might actually have a chance, but they have to be given one too. 

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My babies and I a couple years ago during Black History Month. They’re Juniors in college now.

My babies and I a couple years ago during Black History Month. They’re Juniors in college now.

To My Babies:

I need you to win. 

The world does not deserve your beauty

Greatness

You.


But you give so freely, 

And that’s what makes you amazing

And wonderful

And ready for what the world does not wish to give. 


Allow your light to shine 

Your glory to prevail

Your joy to guide you. 


You are more than enough. 

You are more than enough. 

You are more than enough. 

You are… 




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