God – For three years after I had polio, a teacher came to my home in Emmottville to help me learn reading, writing and arithmetic. The name of this home-bound teacher was Dorothy Carlton. She said to me, “Jack, even though you have polio and your body is weak, I am here to help you exercise your mind and to make it strong. A bright mind is the great equalizer. It will make your dreams come true.”
For three years Mrs. Carlton came to my home each week and taught me to learn from 1st through the 3rd grade.
Because of Mrs. Carlton, I am not a polio victim. I have achieved far more than that wheelchair-bound snaggletooth boy at six years of age could have ever envisioned.
God, thanks for sending Mrs. Carlton and other teachers like her to me.
Because of her and them, I loved to learn because she and they loved to teach.
God, I pray that all Your children this school year be blessed with teachers who love to teach so their students will love to learn. Amen
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 120-lawyer full service firm in Houston, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to the Bending Angel website.