Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Playdates are times when kids can get to know one another outside of the school classroom. This is when friendships can blossom much like the special friendship between two fifth graders, Jess and Leslie, in Katherine Patersons' 1978 Newbery-winning Bridge to Terabithia. It is one of my all-time favorite young adult books.

Friendship is beautifully described in a poem I recently discovered.

The Miracle of Friendship
by Anonymous

There is a Miracle called Friendship
that dwells within the heart
and you don't know how it happens
or when it even starts.

But the happiness it brings you
always gives a special lift
and you realize that
is God's most precious gift.

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