I do it for moments like this:
|Nick, Ryan, myself, Kristen, & Amanda|
I had all 4 of these kids at different times (kind of). On the far right you have Amanda, she was the first one I had. She was a cheerleader, now she's a Marine Corps Boot Camp Drill Instructor, and she just had a baby boy who is sooooo cute! Keep Amanda in your prayers, she's a new mom, and Caleb's dad (also a Marine) is currently deployed.
On the other side of me is Ryan. I had Ryan only for one semester, and I didn't even get to have Ryan for the full semester, because I went into labor with Noah. He did work hard for me while I was there and he was great for my maternity sub.
At the end is Nick, and he is the reason we are all together. On Saturday I was invited to his graduation party. Nick graduated from high school. Here's the funny thing: I NEVER had Nick as a student. Why were you at his graduation party then, you might ask? When Nick got to high school, Kristen was also still in high school. Kristen made sure Nick knew who I was. Nick visited me almost every single day, especially his junior and senior years of high school, even though I was NEVER his teacher.
Can you tell that this family is extremely special to me? All four of them are amazing people, and you should meet their parents! This is why I do what I do.