we have a new friend at our house, a sweet black lab/german shepherd mix. He is a bundle of energy, perfect at fetch, listens really well. not sure if he's staying, but for tonight he's under our roof instead of in a kill shelter.
yesterday, a child who in the past was reluctant to make friends with others, found a friend in a middle schooler. When I first saw them, they were sitting on the floor eagerly sharing their mutual love of dirt bikes and fishing, unaware of their age difference. today, Tyler approached me to say, "when you see that boy in fourth grade, tell him I said hey."