I’m sorry that I am such a grumpy old sod. I come from a long line of grumps, if that excuses it at all. (I know that it doesn’t.)
But, as is so often the case in my life, something always comes up to lift my spirits. In this case, it was one of my grade 7 students giving me presents and a card for Abby.
As pointed out in the card, the books are her own; she offered them from her personal library for my daughter to have and enjoy. And in a time when it seems that selfishness and apathy are the norm with kids, it was moving to have one of them step up to do something so beautifully selfless and caring.
There is yet hope for the world.