This week, the book fair is set up at our school. The kids have been super excited to go shopping for books. They each got to fill out a wish list and bring money and buy (somewhat over-priced) Scholastic books, posters and school supplies.
We have a family in our school with lots of kids. Several of them walk to school each morning and stretch from Kindergarten to 4th grade, the youngest brother is still in preschool. They eat free lunch and breakfast, they get free food from our district backpack program. This is not a family with a lot of money. Especially not for things like book fairs.
Today, I went to visit my mailbox and inside there was a little owl
eraser with a note. My principal had written, "Charity wanted you to
have this." When I realized who the little eraser was from, my heart
The youngest girl of the family is in 1st grade. She had only a handful of pennies to spend at the book fair. She spent her only fifty cents to buy me an owl eraser. I cannot even think about this sweet gesture without crying. Today, I am going to buy her any book she wants from the book fair.