Sometimes Thursdays are hard. I am in charge of an after-school club and tonight was a meeting. All I want somedays after being with kids all day is ten minutes of no kids. Just give me a breath and then I can go again, but the revolving door of good-bye to hello is tough.
However, seeing the residents at the nursing home that we visit makes it worthwhile. Their faces light up and I draw my breath from seeing their smiles. The hugs they give the kids and the sparkle in their eyes makes the journey worth it.
My alone time comes soon and then I can rest.