Anne posted this today:
Bud's post about his accident really made me pause and think. First, I am so glad that he is OK. I know hugging his daughter and enjoying those Christmas lights will absolutely be the best medicine possible..
I've blogged before about how special it is to be part of an "edublogging family", just like I'm a member of my school family. These extended family groups really add much to your life. Educators are a special breed and I am thankful to be a part of the community.
Anne you're so right! I was really moved by the comments left on my blog when my little girl got hurt in June. Again and again this community comes together to support each other in times of need and most often in our learning and teaching. I know when I'm struggling with something in my work I can find support and answers, good answers, from this community. And it's strange, but I've never seen many of you and yet I've come to rely on you in a very real way. One of the things that makes our community special is the open permeable boundaries between the various groups of us. Blogging has really enriched my students learning but more than that, it has enriched my life in more ways than I can count.