Tuesday, October 5, 2010

You Are Special Today

My daughter is coming over for dinner tonight and I will set her place at the table with a RED PLATE.

We incorporated the tradition of the RED PLATE when my children were very young. To mark special occasions or achievements, my son or daughter would find the RED PLATE at his or her place at the table. We honored birthdays, sports wins, good report cards, school awards, lost baby teeth, etc., with the “You Are Special Today” RED PLATE. Even my husband or I, on occasion, was lucky enough to be the recipient of the RED PLATE treatment! Everyone in the family knew that the RED PLATE was cause for celebration … and if it happened to be put out in your honor, it just made your day a little more special!

And if you’re wondering why my daughter is being served dinner on the RED PLATE this evening … it is because she was honored as
“Teacher of the Month”!
I am so proud of her!! Kudos, Whitney … and Job Well Done!

And just between you and me, I think teachers should eat off of RED PLATES every day!

Make warm memories,
♥ Vicki


auntdeedee said...

Congrats to Whitney! And what a sweet tradition!!!

La said...

Way to go, Whitney!

This is such a wonderful tradition. Even the thought of eating off this special red plate makes my day! La

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Congratulations to Whitney and I couldn't agree more!!
I just had to comment about the red plate as I also have one...very dear to me, that was a gift from my best friend Kimmy! Sadly she lost her battle with leukemia in 1996 but I have that plate as a reminder daily of what she thought about me...."You are Special Today" and it helps me to remember that about her too as she looks down from heaven!!

Thanks for sharing your lovely tradition and reminding us that we are surrounded by AMAZING LOVED ONES we need to honor DAILY!!


dee begg said...

Congrats to your daughter...teaching is such a challenge these days and to be picked for teacher of the month is an honor....hope she enjoyed her red plate special.