I always make it a point to smile and talk to parents and children when it's my turn to work dropoff in the morning before school. I talk to children who are in my class, children who are not in my class, siblings etc. It's just something that I do. Something that I enjoy.
The early fall day last year was no exception. What was different was that the mom mentioned how much she liked the smiling faces of the teachers that greeted her in the morning. I thought she was very sweet.
Tonight I read her blog and I understood her comment through my tears.