I wrote something completely different this morning, but I had to preempt it to show you this.
After school today, three of the most wonderful people I know showed up with this incredibly gorgeous cake made with herbs grown in their garden. If you can believe it, the cake tastes even better than it looks! I read the attached note quickly and started to tear up so I said my thank yous and headed back to my classroom. When I got home, I read the note again and really absorbed the words. And that is when I cried. Not sad tears. Tears of gratitude that someone thinks so kindly of me. I hope Meredith doesn’t mind if I share part of what she wrote….
“Herbs are like families fighting cancer. They don’t draw attention to themselves but when they are bashed about a bit, their true beauty and strength comes out.”
It’s okay if you need to go and dab your eyes now. I understand.