This week the father of Goosey's classmate passed away after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease. He had been in the hospital for a year. An eight year old losing his father. It makes me physically hurt to think about it.
One of Lew's classmates has been in the hospital all week. He should return to school today. The teachers haven't been given permission to tell us his diagnosis, so we're all anxious for today when he will return and the mom can update us. We're crossing our fingers and hoping it's something manageable, and not something terminal.
And then there's the little sister of one of Lew's classmates. Her mom told me yesterday that she's having brain surgery next Wednesday. Two years old, and having brain surgery. I could tell the mother is scared to death, but was trying not to break down as she told me about it.
Hug your families and count your blessings.