When God Created The First Teacher

On the 6th day, God created men and women.
On the 7th day, He rested.
Not so much to recuperate, but rather to prepare Himself for the work He was going to do on the next day.  For it was on that day - the 8th day - that God created the FIRST TEACHER.
This TEACHER, though taken from among men and women, had several significant modifications.  In general, God made the TEACHER more durable than other men and women.

The TEACHER was made to arise at a very early hour and to go to bed no earlier than 11:30 p.m. - with no rest in between.
The TEACHER had to be able to withstand being locked up in an air-tight classroom for six hours with so many "monsters" on a rainy  or sunny day.
And the TEACHER had to be fit to mark 103 terminal exam papers, record and return the results before Easter, Christmas and any other vacation
Yes, God made the TEACHER tough ... but gentle, too.
The TEACHER was equipped with soft hands to wipe away the tears of the neglected and lonely student

And into the TEACHER God poured a generous amount of patience.  Patience when a student asks to repeat the directions the TEACHER has just repeated for someone else.  Patience when the kids forget their lunch money for the fourth day in a row.  Patience when one-third of the class fails the test.  Patience when the textbooks haven't arrived yet, and the term and starts tomorrow and sometimes TEACHER will have to buy the book he uses. Patience to be going to work even when the salaries and allowances - even the leave allowances from way back 1999-  have not been paid.

And God gave the TEACHER a heart slightly bigger than the average human heart.  For the TEACHER's heart had to be big enough to love the kid who screams, "I hate this class - it's boring!" and to love the kid who runs out of the classroom at the end of the period without so much as a "good-bye," let alone a "thank you."

And God gave the TEACHER a forgiving heart. To forgive the student who, despite the fact that he/she was cautioned to behave well or spanked a little to ginger him/her to read for his future benefit, would hate the teacher for life.

And lastly, God gave the TEACHER an abundant supply of HOPE.  For God knew that the TEACHER would always be hoping.
Hoping that the kids would someday learn how to spell ...
Hoping that Friday would come ...
Hoping that the TEACHERS' reward is still in heaven...
Hoping for a free day ...
Hoping for deliverance ...

When God finished creating the TEACHER, He stepped back and admired the work of His hands.  And God saw that the TEACHER was good.  Very Good!
And God smiled, for when He looked at the TEACHER, He saw into the future.  He knew that the future is in the hands of the TEACHERS.
And because God loves Teachers so much, on the 9th day God created "Rainy days", Public Holidays and "Vacations" so the teacher will have a little time to rest.