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December 11, 2018 | Rick Hall
"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning." And that's what Luz does for her students each day.
That's why her husband Nichola wants her to enjoy a weekend getaway.
LISTEN: Nichola Nominates Luz for Star 99.1's Christmas Wish
READ: Nichola's Christmas Wish Letter Submission
Dear Star 99.1’s Christmas Wish—
Where do I begin to describe the most generous and loving person in my life? Luz is a teacher who has devoted her career to helping to rise up the next generation.
Each morning, she greets her students with a smile. And uses every ounce of energy to give to each and every child that that she encounters. And when she lays her head on her pillow at night, she prays to God asking him to bring her energy and inspiration so that she can live out Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” It’s ironic because she spends her day giving to her students – but I know that for every bit of love that she extends, the students give back to her tenfold.
Still—life hasn’t been easy for Luz lately. Even with the passion that she has for her students, she’s had to cut back her time at work. She was diagnosed with Lupus. And that has limited her mobility. It got so bad recently… it was scary… Luz found herself in the hospital!
When she is at school, she’s giving 110%... even though she’s dealing with tremendous pain on the inside.
For Luz—Christmas this year will be tough. If not being able to work fully and dealing with her medical condition is not enough, Luz is also grieving the loss of the most important person in her life – her mom. Her mom passed away around the holidays and every little detail brings a reminder of her passing – the Christmas lights, the cards in the mail, the recipes and the shopping, the Christmas ornaments, and the angel at the top of the tree. Each little detail brings back happy memories – but it’s also a reminder of the hole that’s left by her mom’s passing.
Star 99.1’s Christmas Wish, my wish is to treat Luz to a weekend to herself. She spends so much time, energy and money blessing to others… I really want to treat a woman who’s always carrying for others. Please grant my wish of blessing her with money to treat herself to a weekend. A weekend where she can be reminded of how much she was loved by her mom – but also a weekend that reminds her of how much she’s loved by all of those in her world.
Thank you Star 99.1’s, Christmas Wish!
Nicholae, Glendale, NY