Have you ever met a seventh grader who was homeless? I never thought I would, but it happened to me about two weeks ago. They sit in a class I volunteer with, and they do their work quietly like all the other students, but they are fighting more battles than just a math test. They face finding a place to sleep, hunger, and more burdens than most of us face in our lives.
As the holidays come along I would like to remind everyone of their blessings and fortune, but also to be mindful of what others are facing. If an opportunity to help comes along, do it.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t ever want to meet another homeless seventh grader.