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Day 21 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge
I am inspired today (again) by Betsy's share of Naomi Shihab Nye's post on connection. I have missed connection with people over the past week. It truly made the week feel like a year. Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love my immediate family and I feel so blessed that we can all be home together and live out the social distancing expectations. I DO MISS my school family and colleagues very much. So virtual connection will become the way of the world for the next few months...yes, I said few months.
I chose to connect with my student lunch-bunch on Zoom (have you tried it?). They are a sweet group of fourth grade girls who eat lunch with me at least one day a week. During the holidays, we've celebrated with special parties with all the trimmings.
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One of my favorite experiences of the year so far was the gathering before the winter break.
I brought in coffee mugs and we all drank hot cocoa and ate specially decorated holiday themed cupcakes. We laughed about the green frosting on our lips and faces. I smile as I write this reflecting on their adorable faces. Oh, I miss them so! Another sweet moment was when we stirred our hot cocoa with the peppermint candy canes. It was just priceless to witness them giggle and interact. I regret that I didn't capture specific conversation in my journal-I should have.
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Today, I just have the overwhelming feeling of missing them OH. SO. MUCH.