A------'s family found a new place to live,
but it meant moving to another school.
On his last day, we gathered in our gratitude circle.
This time we all said the same thing,
"I'm thankful for A------."
When the rain stick reached him, he said,
"I'm not going."
His English was clear
and he said it with determination and a twinkle in his eye,
We giggled with him
...and wished he wasn't.