One of my Administrators told me I needed to accept my new normal and make the adjustments I need in my classroom to make things easier for me. Also to talk to my kids (students) openly about my situation which could also teach them compassion. Let me tell you I did that and I was completely overwhelmed with love, support, and hugs from my kids. One of them later told me after school that it sounds like the same health issues his mom has. He also opened up to me that he didn’t know what to say to her but that he was afraid of her dying. And that really hit me hard. We had a very long talk about just helping her, offering her hugs, and not to take it personally if she’s grumpy because scared people can be grumpy people. Then he gave me a hug. These kids sometimes help me way more than I help them and they don’t even know it.