Day 337: Abdi

9 Mar

Chocolate Cream Pie

Many of the people who have received a pie from me in the last year have been teachers.  That should not come as a surprise to anyone… for I am the mother of two children – and I am grateful to the teachers that helped my children become the people that they are today.  As the saying goes, it takes a village….

One of the people in that village is Abdi. Abdiaziz Guled is a youth advocate at Ashland Middle School.  Well, that is the official title on the staff directory.  However, Abdi brings so much more to the kids at the middle school. He is always helping out, he is involved in leadership, and he is an incredibly enthusiastic coach.  My son told me that before a game, Abdi would have the kids form a circle and then he would lead them in an African chant. This would unite the team and get them pumped for the game.  You can see Abdi in action here.

To thank Abdi for his enthusiasm, his positivity, and his willingness to be a wonderful role model for our students, I brought him a Chocolate Cream Pie today.  We are so very lucky to have him.

“A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank…but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.” — Forest Witcraft

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3 Responses to “Day 337: Abdi”

  1. Mandy Valencia March 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM #

    Aww! I love Abdi! Glad he got a pie!

  2. Connie March 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM #

    Abdi is an incredible man! Made the transition to Ashland for Stevi and Rick a great one! He is so deserving of a pie!

  3. Leslie March 10, 2012 at 5:44 AM #

    A bright soul and gift to us all!

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