Robin's Blog

The adventures of a quilter, who is also a high school teacher.

Too Happy Thursday!!!

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 Dickens

Just had to share.


Published Fri, Dec 16 2011 4:49 PM by Robin
Filed under: ,


# re: Too Happy Thursday!!!@ Friday, December 16, 2011 5:44 PM

Lovely story...I used to take my daughters to help disadvantaged families...mostly homeless.  Now they take their children to do the same.  It is very heartwarming.

by Karla

# re: Too Happy Thursday!!!@ Saturday, December 17, 2011 7:44 AM

It's good for children to learn to help others less fortunate. Hopefully, they continue thru adulthood to remember what they've learned.

by Linda