I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along on my blogging journey. It is a incredible community and just confirms what I already belived about the good and gentle nature of most people. I still need to blog my last entry for Ten Days of Technology for First Grade and I will do that over the break. I have thought about it a lot and even though I have embraced technology for the gifts it brings I still struggle with the challenges it brings to our lives and those of the children we love. While technology has allowed me to find a new community of friends, keep up with my old friends, live a fantasy life through pinning and organize my recipe box. I still take joy in walking through the woods, listening to children play, sewing with a needle and chatting with friends. I love the real art work of our lives. The daily smiles and sometimes frowns that we have to see in person to understand. The twinkle in someone's eyes or the tear on their cheek is the true currency of our lives. Every day is a series of connections for the children in our care let's make sure we balance our daily world to create meaningful connections to each other. Nothing can replace a hug or a smile.