Hundreds of scholars have handed by means of Marian Sims’ lecture rooms in her forty six-yr educating profession, and Sims stated she really beloved each one among “her infants.”
Now, she’s shouting that message to the world with a billboard in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
“Mrs. Sims nonetheless loves & prays for you!” the billboard says in massive chalk letters. “You & your households have all blessed my life in so some ways. Be protected & proceed to bless this planet. Thanks & God bless you. Keep in mind … ‘Love love & hate hate.’”
The decrease nook of the billboard references Philippians 1:three within the New Testomony.
The verse says, “I thank my God each time I keep in mind you.”
On Monday afternoon, Sims let her almost 5,000 Fb associates know concerning the billboard.
“My valuable ones, I’ve written you ALL a message. It’s on a billboard on the nook of Tates Creek and the Avenue of Champions (Euclid),” she wrote. “I didn’t need one other day to cross with out you understanding how I really like you and the way very blessed I’ve been to have you ever in my life, regardless of how brief or lengthy.”
The responses from former college students started flooding in.
Sims grew tearful on Tuesday as she advised of 1 man’s message: “He stated, ‘It was so good to know that I’m nonetheless your child.’”
“I virtually stood on Euclid Avenue and cried,” Donna Taylor Sturgeon wrote on Fb. “You have been one of the best instructor I ever had, bar none. … the second you advised me in 4th grade that I had probably the most lovely curls on my neck (which I hated) and that the boys would love them I knew I beloved you. What an exquisite billboard to all of your college students.”
Sims stated Tuesday that “as we speak has been the richest day of my existence” due to the scholars’ responses.
I feel my power is educating them to like individuals.
The billboard will probably be up via Jan. 5. Sims stated she determined to place it up across the holidays as a result of former college students typically come again house for Christmas, and she or he thought perhaps extra of them would see it.
Sims spent most of her profession at Morton Center and Cassidy Elementary, however she additionally taught for 2 years at Northern Elementary and led Fellowship of Christian Athletes packages at Henry Clay Excessive Faculty and the College of Kentucky. She additionally served on the UK board of trustees.
For years, she stated she was attending a former scholar’s wedding ceremony or child bathe and even household reunion each weekend.
“Now I’m going to the grandchildren’s birthday events,” she stated.
A number of former college students are in jail. She corresponds with them too.
“They ship me Mom’s Day playing cards,” she stated.
After retiring from Fayette County Public Faculties, Sims helped begin the grasp of arts in educating program at Morehead State College, the place she nonetheless works.
“I’m truly educating academics to show,” she stated. “I feel my power is educating them to like individuals.”