I love the morning car line drop off. I get to see so many bright, shining faces of children and adults, and get quick moments with so many people I care about.
It was 9 degrees on the car line yesterday and my smile had become frozen onto my face. I was headed in and was fumbling in my back pocket to get my key card out to enter the building as quickly as possible. I couldn't find it fast enough. As I approached the door I noticed a group of lower schoolers stopping to part those doors for me (and all the students behind me). I was reminded of how often this happens - every day, every time we move between classes and recess. Our students know how small acts of love kindness are actually the critical things that stitch our community into something greater.
Luckily, my number fingers were able to snap this photo, so you can see what it looks like to be me (or any other community member). All I could do was smile even bigger and tell each and every one of them how proud I was of them. Eben, Levi, Cecilia, Allie, and Maylin, thank you!