I last night went to a fun dinner. Every year, the parents in one of my children’s grades gather together for a big potluck dinner. Everyone brings a dish and a brave couple hosts a huge crowd at their house.
I was chatting with one of the fathers. We talked about how blessed our children are to get a great education, which in this case, is at a private school.
We talked a little bit about tuition. “To make some extra money,” he said, “I sometimes work the late shift.” He explained that meant the 11 pm to 7 am shift.
This morning, his comment has stayed with me. It reminds me of all the hard-working parents out there, who self-sacrifice for their children.
There are few things in this world more powerful than a parent’s love. May all children feel it.
As Sister Barbara Rogers at Newton Country Day School often says: when a child grows up knowing this love, she can do anything.