You could say that I’ve had a pretty good week. It started with an off the hook party hosted by my family on Saturday afternoon. It continued with the publication of the awesome article in The Almanac on Tuesday. Wednesday was spent in celebration of the Birthday Twins’ big day: Number four oh for me and number one for The Bug.
As amazing as those events were, and they were truly epic on the emotional scale, it was something else entirely that gave me cause for reflection.
I spent my birthday writing in my room at school. On two occasions, the door of the adjoining classroom swung open and I was treated to a pair of the most joyous renditions of Happy Birthday I have ever heard. But what blew me away the most were the cards and letters I received. Kids that I have never taught, most of whom I hardly know (if at all), created and hand delivered the most beautiful and thoughtful cards to me throughout the course of the day.
Thank you to Cami, Natalie, Katie, Melissa, Jennie, Stephanie, Ellie, and Conner for making my incredible day just a little more incredible.
It is because of kids like you that I know that there will always be love and compassion in the world.