I spent most of the weekend in bed with a migraine. What’s new? Anyway, I crawled out of bed this morning and headed into work, wishing the entire time I was back in bed.
This morning one of my students mentioned she had moved over the weekend and didn’t have her backpack. I told her no problem – maybe Mom could go back and get it. Later, this child had a big meltdown while with another teacher, crying and upset. Her grandmother picked her up and she left school. After talking with her mom, I learned they left home quickly over the weekend and were in a shelter. Mom was crying, worried sick about her daughter.
My head didn’t seem like such a big deal after that. I could take some medicine and get through the day.
This evening we had a family dinner at my daughter’s house. Everyone laughed and teased and ate good food, and I marveled at how blessed my children and I are. We sat in a warm home with people to whom we trust our lives, without fear of what tomorrow might bring.
Food, shelter, family, safety. Big blessings.