Today during the after school craziness a knock at the door brought some excitement. Maxwell's teacher dropped by with an amazing amount of gifts from his classmates.
Valentine's Day cards and treats in a mailbox created for him even though he wasn't there to celebrate, books and paint, craft supplies, a Walmart gift card (which he plans to use to buy MORE Toy Story Woody things because the thousand that he already has simply isn't enough) as well as balloons and lots and lots of get well & we miss you messages from his friends. The feeling is mutual, he certainly misses his friends in return!!!
Dominique and I try to raise our boys with some simple notions.... that karma is real and what goes around does indeed come back around, that people may forget what you said or did but they will never forget how you made them feel and that you should always be a little kinder then necessary simply because happiness makes life more enjoyable. Moments like today reinforce that even though sometimes the circumstances aren't ideal there is always something wonderful happening around us. While Maxwell was going through the scariest few days of his short little life his friends (with the help of their generous parents) were working together to create something that would bring him happiness, aid with his boredom and reassure him that he is not being forgotten and that his friends miss him.
Max sat on his bed and went though everything that Mrs. R brought for him, he flipped pages and looked at pictures and emphatically corrected me when I suggested that he use the gift card to buy some new jogging pants (since he has now discovered that they are uber comfy). When he was finished looking at all the things his classmates gathered for him he said "I think I'm lucky"
- I couldn't agree more.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going above and beyond, for doing something that wasn't expected but was so very much appreciated. The sense of comradery in the classroom this year is amazing and that couldn't be accomplished without special teachers and parents.
We feel very lucky to be a part of such a great community!