Today is one of those days you just wanted to live over and over.
I took a group of students to a school for mentally and physically
challenge children. We go every year and do a Christmas party for the
kids. My kids buy snacks and presents for every child. Our high
school jazz band comes along and provides music for entertainment.
This is one of the best days of my Christmas Season. Not only to I have
the joy of doing for someone less fortunate than myself, I get the
additional joy of watching my students grow as people. It is amazing
how they play with the children and interact with them. It always
starts off slow, my kids not really knowing what to do, the other kids
eat and listen to the music. They clap and sometimes sing along. Then
Santa comes in the presents come out and the whole room changes. My
kids go with the child they bought for and they help them open the
package and get out their presents from all of the packaging toys come
in these days. Then the all play. Relationships form and bonds are
made. The trip home is about my child this and my child that, and
some of the children at the school are as old as my students.
Today as we were getting off the bus and I was reminding them this
was about the kids I shared this quote which I believe is so true.
"It is good to be children sometimes and never better than at
Christmas when the mighty founder was a child himself." Charles
Just had to share.