Today was rough.
Today was not what I anticipated.
Today came with smiles and tears,
with kindness and heartbreak.
with singing and stern, serious conversations.
But today also brought one small message of hope and encouragement.
In a moment that almost slipped by unnoticed, a student surprised me and reminded me why I chose this path.
For when his mom asked which friends he wanted to request for his class next year,
he mentioned only two,
and one name was mine.