As I go through my holiday cards today, my greatest joy is reading, touching, and re-reading the collection of cards from former students:
Amanda, age 16, now in California
Sophie, age 15, still in town
Mac, age 8, now in Vermont, (with an added note):
“We think of you often. Mac is a reading machine- staying up way too late every night. He recently re-read Charlotte’s Web, and I can’t help but think of you planting the seeds of the joy of stories and books.”
Colin, age 8, still in town
Emmett, age 7, in the next town over
There are also the many cards from current students, greetings and wishes via email and Messaging, and even a few FaceTimes. That’s the ‘happy’ in Happy New Year.