Our team has grown a lot over the past few years, adding more young families to the team. During the last 2 years we’ve been blessed by the presence of an experienced teacher, Marilyn Scraver, who’s patience, stick-to-itiveness, and kindness have blown me away. How did she put up with 9 missionary kids of different grade levels and then sign up again for a second year!? I’m sure she’d answer, “It was only by the grace of God,” but I also know she enjoyed the challenge. What an amazing, tenacious lady.
We’re sad to see Marilyn go, but so pleased that she was able to be a part of our children’s lives. Even though our kids participated only two days a week, I could see her enthusiasm rub off onto them and their love for learning grow because of her influence.
Here’s a poem from some of her students:
Aunt Marilyn has lots of energy, even though she’s short.
We don’t mind at all, because she’s a happy sort.
She wears lots of colors, but her favorites are blues.
And when we sometimes lose them, she always finds our shoes.
Bible verses, spelling, she’s taught us many things.
History and reading and flying things with wings.
For clean desks she always gives a treat.
She only does this because she’s very sweet.
She is always honest, and she’s very kind.
People like Aunt Marilyn are very hard to find.
by Leslie & AnnMarie Buczak with the help of Diana Duncan
-Shared by Mary Ward