The year is winding down and summer vacation fast approaching, and it's an appropriate time to thank teachers for the wonderful blessings they are in our children's lives. Every year, Lorelei and I make a very special gift for her preschool teachers. Lorelei paints a flower pot herself, I add the teacher's name with a paint marker, and together we plant a flower (marigold). Then to label our plant, we tape a laminated picture of Lorelei to a popsicle stick, with the message: "Thank you for helping me grow." It's extra special because the teachers know Lorelei made it, and it's so important to me that she understands how grateful we are for teachers' hard work, dedication, and love.