Tammy Ackerman has solely pushed a bus for Navarro ISD for the reason that starting of the varsity yr.
Nonetheless, one household discovered it of their hearts to provide her an early Christmas present, one which left the driving force speechless and in tears.
As Ackerman was selecting up kids to take them to high school earlier than the Thanksgiving break, one dad or mum handed her a card.
“When she handed it to me, she mentioned, “the Lord put it in my coronary heart to bless you,’” Ackerman mentioned.
Not understanding what was inside, Ackerman thanked the dad or mum, bought the kid located on the bus after which went about her route.
It wasn’t till she bought again and parked her bus that she realized how nice of a present she acquired. She opened the envelope and inside was a card saying, “I hope you have got an exquisite holidays. The Lord put it in my coronary heart to bless you.” Along with the written phrases, Ackerman discovered a considerable sum of money inside. Ackerman declined to reveal the sum of money she acquired solely saying it was a really beneficiant present.
“Once I opened it and noticed what was inside, and I simply began crying,” she mentioned.
This isn’t the primary time Ackerman acquired presents from college students or mother and father; nonetheless, she mentioned it was a gift that stopped her in her tracks.
“I’ve gotten present playing cards previously, and presents from my college students,” she mentioned. “These are at all times blessings, however this was past.”
Ackerman first met the household initially of the yr, when the driving force stopped to select up the youngsters. She observed they had been praying earlier than they bought onto the bus, and requested if she might pray with them.
“They came visiting to the bus, I didn’t step off the bus, and we stood there and all of us prayed,” she mentioned.
The yr was a tough one for the Ackerman household. And having simply moved again to the realm, Ackerman utilized for a job driving buses for Navarro ISD and was employed virtually instantly, she mentioned.
Navarro ISD Transpo-rtation Coordinator Kelly Hyde informed Ackerman Navarro ISD was a particular place.
“Our mother and father on this faculty district are very beneficiant. They’re very variety, caring, loving individuals,” Hyde mentioned. “Nonetheless, one thing of this magnitude, I’ve not seen. We wish the neighborhood to know that we love our mother and father, we care very a lot for his or her kids. Now we have very, very particular individuals in our neighborhood. To get a blessing like that is large.”
Nonetheless, occasions for the Ackerman household had been nonetheless tough. Lacking her two grownup kids, their vital others, and her grandchildren, Ackerman mentioned she prayed for assist.
“Two days in the past, I prayed to the Lord as a result of I would like one thing and he gave it to me,” she mentioned. “I prayed to the Lord and the Lord blessed me. This dad or mum simply gave me a lot.”
Ackerman needs the household to know the way grateful she is for the present she acquired, and the way a lot she loves the Navarro neighborhood.
“Thanks, from the underside of my coronary heart,” she mentioned by tears. “Sincerely, thanks. The assist that I get right here is superb. The entire district is fantastic.”