My daughter is grieving again. No, no one died this time, but she certainly feels like it. Her best friend, Adrian, moved away. She didn't get to say goodbye to him, and she has been crying for two days now.
Here's the story of Adrian:
Adrian came to Macy's class a few months ago and they have been fast friends ever since. On his first day, Macy ran to him and tried to talk to him and gave him a hug. We found out quickly that he and his Mom don't speak English. But that didn't stop our kiddos from loving each other! We walk to school in the mornings, and Adrian and his Mom would meet us by the park and the kids would walk together (holding hands all the way) to school. It is so difficult as an adult to befriend someone who doesn't speak the same language as you. It was frustrating to me to not be able to communicate with Adrian's Mom at all! But, I could tell that her heart was also warmed by the love our kids have for each other.