People say really stupid things to those that are grieving. This was covered in a previous post. However, people can be amazing during such times as well.
I received a sympathy card from one of my students over the Christmas break. I knew who it was from when I glanced at the address sticker, and I figured his mother had sent it. That alone was enough to make me smile and tear up. However, when I opened the card, I saw that the writing inside was clearly the student’s. Very nice.
Today, on the first day students returned from the break, another student brought me a beautiful arrangement of white roses. *tears*
Sometimes teaching makes us want to tear our hair out (or someone else’s), but then things like this happen, and it’s all worth it.