When I got to school this morning, three of my students were waiting for me at the door of my classroom. They said they needed to talk to me, so I unlocked the door and we entered the classroom. They handed me a container with home-made cupcakes and a card. The card said that their prayer group has been praying for my dad and our whole family while dad is being treated for cancer. They wanted me to know that they appreciate my dedication to them, and that they care about what is going on in our lives.
Needless to say, I was overwhelmed by this wonderful gesture. It took all my strength not to cry in front of them. Their actions are coming at a time when my dad and our family need it most. I just got off the phone with my dad and told him the story, too. Dad is a retired science teacher and elementary principal. These students have given me the most wonderful gift, and they will probably never fully understand how meaningful their actions are to me at this moment in my life. Today was a very, very good day!