I wanted to share our family's holiday card with you. This year I find myself thinking a lot about the importance of quality time spent with family. This past week I have been focusing on spending time with Emma and preparing for the holiday ahead of time so we can really enjoy our time together on Christmas Day. As both a parent and a teacher, I am still having a little trouble wrapping my brain around the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook. I can't stop thinking about all those poor families spending the holiday without their children, and the children who were looking forward to this holiday season and the magic that Christmas brings.
I am so grateful for the gift of my family every day. I know there are many teachers out there who question if they would be brave enough to lay down their own lives to protect the children they teach. I suspect that most probably would do it without a second thought. One thing I do know is that we will each hold our family just a little closer this Christmas.
So from my family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas and hold your little ones tight :)