Tulsa Teacher Shares Lesson Of Love With Students


Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 6:10 pm
By: News On 6


By Ashli Sims, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- You've heard of taking your work home. One Tulsa elementary school teacher is taking her home life to work.

Abbie Waters is celebrating a milestone this Saturday. And she wanted to share this lesson in love with her students.

All dressed up, boys with homemade boutonnieres, girls with flower garlands they fashioned themselves, Wednesday was a day these kindergartners have waited for almost as long as their teacher.

"They have seen my fiancé Stephen Mikus from the moment we started dating and they love him to pieces," said Abbie Waters, Eugene Field Teacher. "And they really wanted to be a part of this."

Miss Waters has taught these little ones since they were in pre-kindergarten. And they've grown quite attached.

"I love her. I absolutely love her," said Koyama Perkins, parent. "If there was a way she could teach him until he gets out of school I would love it."

"She's the greatest teacher of the school," David Warren, 6, said.

Her real wedding is out of town. So Miss Waters recruited all of her little gentlemen to serve as ushers and all of her little ladies to act as flower girls in a pretend wedding.

"This school is a school family to us and our classes," Waters said. "My class is my class family and it's just really important for them to be involved."

They all got to watch her walk down the aisle, take her vows and almost go from a Miss to Mrs.

"They kissed," said Warren.

The pretend wedding is complete with a cake and punch reception. And this bride-to-be wouldn't have it any other way.

"I'm just filled with joy as I get to celebrate with them too," she said.

"I think it was really cute. The way he explained it, it was a way for the kids to understand what marriage really means," Perkins said. "And it was way for the kids to participate. I thought it was a beautiful thing."