Yisrael missed school last Wednesday through Friday because he was suffering from an upper respiratory virus. Saturday night we received a phone call from his teacher inquiring about his health, wishing him well, and hoping he’d be returning to school on Sunday. Fortunately, our landlady Sanne was here to help translate the call.
He didn’t feel 100% well on Sunday, nor was he sure he was prepared to avoid flying objects while his classmates fight like vicious animals, but dragged himself to school anyway. To his utter surprise when he entered the classroom Sunday morning all the boys surrounded and hugged him! They welcomed him back with encouraging words and carried his backpack to his desk! All day they treated him as though he had been a best friend they had been missing for months. Incredible! He arrived home grinning ear-to-ear.
😀 WHAT A COUNTRY! 😀