It was a really sad morning this morning, as just before I was to teach my class at Church, the D.R.E. pulled me aside to tell me that Nathaniel's teacher from last year suddenly died yesterday after an emergency bypass surgery. She and her husband taught together and I would see them frequently during the week also at Church. She was sweet and though they were retired, they gave some time every week to the children. So I had to wipe away tears and try to focus on the day. We made Jared boxes for children at Hershey Medical Center. To find out how you might do this too, you can go to their website: http://www.thejaredbox.com/. The kids donated fun items that a child can play with and keep when they are in the hospital, either admitted or just there for hours of tests. It was good to focus on giving during a time when someone very lovely and giving herself was taken from us.
Don't take special people in your life for granted. You just never know how long you have with them.