I saw something beautiful today.
And it was not the unconditional love of a mother
or the unconditional love of a dog.
It was the conditional love of friendship.
H and C came to school on an off school day to accompany their best friend E and make sure she did all of her math work so she could go from a D+ to a C-.
They stayed for 4 hours and 17 mins without a break: no hall walks, no tic toc rehearsals, no lunch. They stayed by her side at all times and they would laugh and gossip for 10 minutes and then E worked for 30 minutes.
I saw care, support, worry and empowerment amongst these 3 students
And I got Jealous!
In my lifetime I have been fortunate to have only 1 friend like that would do that for me,
but to have two friends love you unconditionally,
and at that age!
As E would say — wooooooooooooooooooooooow — in her dramatic young voice for about 5 seconds !!!!!!!!
These three young humans already understand what sacrifice, commitment, loyalty, unconditional love means beyond their homes!
And they showed ME yet another gift of schooling -
a place where unconditional love can exist amongst young people.
Thank you C, H and E for a day of teaching I will never forget!
And yes, E earned a C!