Okay, I know, I'm posting like crazy, silly me.
I just had to write this because it was just so special. I don't care if no one reads it, I just want to remember it.
I work with kids. Some kids love me, some kids like me, some kids barely know me, and some kids... I wouldn't say they don't like me but they are shy so they kind of keep to themselves and it's hard to get through to them.
These shy ones, I have learned, are like gold in the hillside, and if I can just get through the shell, oh what a treasure I find.
One of these shy ones was there when I went in the room today. I was just stopping in, and he looked up as I opened the door. I smiled at him, winked, and stuck out my tongue.
For ONE INSTANT there was this gleam of laughter in his eye, a twitch at the corner of his mouth, and BAM I saw the gold. He closed back off right away, but I got a peek and I'm so jazzed that he let it out even that long.
Hot dog, I love that kid. I can't wait to make him smile again.