My first Family Literacy class began in November 2009. It has been my privilege to teach moms from diverse cultures over the past eleven years. Each year at least one of the moms in my class either has a baby or becomes pregnant and has the baby during summer break.
During this COVID year it seemed like even a new baby coming into the world would not happen. It is a joy the moms share in. They get excited for the mom who is expecting. We have baby showers for the expectant mom. But this year it seemed the streak of eleven years of at least one mom in my class having a baby was in jeopardy.
Two of the moms who join remotely are from Burma. Thursday morning one of them let us know the other is going to have a baby. She is due in July. The announcement was such a bright spot of joy in a difficult year.
The mood in the class, both in person and in Zoom, suddenly brightened as we clapped over the news. That along with the news that my city moved down to yellow on the COVID risk dial seemed to lift everyone up.
It would be wonderful to have the dial go down to green by May so we can have an in person baby shower. If not, we will do another one in Zoom. We did that last summer with the moms bringing a gift to me at the school. Then I delivered them to the expecting mom. The same day we had a Zoom meeting to watch her open her gifts.
So my streak of eleven years of at least one student having a baby in intact. 🙂
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
13 thoughts on “A Bright Spot of Joy for My Class This Week”
New life! God winks again. What may seem insignificant to some, is joy to the family and to your class family. Thanks be to God!
Matt, you must be a baby-whisperer
who knows 🙂
Baby showers are so much fun! Celebrating new life! And a chance to give freely to others from our heart. 💜
The moms have fun with them 🙂
Oh yes they do! Some of the games we have played in them have left me laughing for days!
That is great news. Congrats to her and to you all. 😁💃
🙂 🙂 🙂
Glad that you had a bright spot of joy and that your streak is still intact. It really would be wonderful if the dial would go down to green. Your post is a bit of sunshine to my morning, dad. Thanks for sharing. Love you. 🙂❤
Love you too ❤️❤️❤️
Wow! That’s pretty cool, every year at least 1 new baby. 👶🏼
It is cool 🙂