Yesterday was a snow day.
Yesterday was a good day.
Yesterday was filled with games, reading, a nap, and snacks.
It was a day of family, movies playing in the background, and laughter.
Yesterday was HOME.
I wondered how other people’s day was? Who was yelled at? Who spent the whole day on their phone? Who was hungry?
One of the challenging aspects of teaching is knowing that some students don’t have a home. For my faithful readers you may remember the student poem, “I Wake Up,” that I shared on my educational blog last year. As a teacher I wish I could change the world for all my students. But I can’t. That is a hard truth that is difficult to live with.
As a husband and father, I am proud of the home I have built. It takes work. It takes work everyday. But yesterday was a reminder of why it matters. Yesterday was a snow day. It was filled with joy. It was good to be home.