One of Those Moments

I have a story –

I was running an exam. It was a final test for a special certificate and the student who was testing came late, and flustered. She’d had all sorts of trouble finding us. It was a foggy day, and the turn for the driveway was hard to see. The test is done on a laptop using the internet and right in the middle of the test, the internet dropped. The test went black.

It’s happened before – I knew what to do to fix the machine, but the student just started crying.

A little background,  she is a single mom and she’s undergoing chemo right now, and this test is really important to her. It may affect whether or not she can get a better job. This test is her chance, her one chance to get this certificate. She is so upset! I’m trying to calm her down, and I’m pulling the test back up on the computer and, thank heavens, I got it started again.

Then, I went in the back, and I don’t think I’ve ever prayed harder.

And she passed.

She threw her arms wide and hugged me when she saw the result.

It was one of those moments.

That’s why we do what we do.

That’s why we teach.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Carl S. says:

    Wow! Is that ever a powerful story! To the point, brief and powerful!

    Like

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