The happy sounds of children playing echoed across the school yard. Ella steeled herself, took a deep breath in, and faced the thought of leaving the safety that the school building afforded her. This was it. It was time to face her fears. She nudged one toe over the threshold of the door.
“Ms. Michaels! Ms. Michaels!” Two miniscule bodies thudded into her legs. “We missed you!” The voices piped up.
Ella smiled and sighed, “I missed you too. I was scared that you had forgotten about me!”
“How could we ever forget about you, Ms. Michaels?”
Just a little something to brighten up your day!