Dear Parents of Treasure Garden Family,
Past 5 years, I have been very fortunate to work for your children and your family. Yesterday was the last day of this school in this location.
Since I have learned about Waldorf Education at college in Kyoto Japan, becoming a Waldorf School teacher had been one of my dreams.
When we moved to Berkeley, CA for my husband’s MBA program, I met this beautiful preschool teacher, who was my son’s teacher. She was funny, silly, warm, kind, giving and authentic. She was not Waldorf School teacher. But since then I wanted to become like her.
Our family moved to Fair Oaks for my children’s education.
I received the training at Steiner College. There I met my teacher who gave me those two verses.
You are continuing the work of the spiritual worlds with the children,
You are the preparers of the path for these young souls,
Who wish to form their lives in these difficult times.
The spiritual worlds will always stand by you in this task,
This is the wellspring of strength
Which you so need.
May wisdom shine through me
May love glow in me
May strength penetrate me.
That in me may arise
A helper for humanity
A servant of sacred things
Selfless and true
First year, I had my son Zachery and few of his friend for play group, Second year I had 6 full time students. Nobody napped. Third year, finally I learned the art of nap. Started out with small group and became bigger and bigger. With Ms.Sawako’s beautiful energy, last year we had full house. This year as you know, it was short and sweet.
During these years, I learned a lot from children. How to love and to provide the boundary at the same time. How to be with children with empathy. How to be in the now moment (which children do all the time.)
Many nights I stayed up late to prepare to make puppet, memorized the songs. Some nights I woke up in the middle of night, thinking about how I should have done this or that, or how to deal with this or that. Sometimes, I just went to bed very early to take a good care of myself and trusted that whatever I do would be fine.