Tonight we are going to funeral calling hours. Our friend's mother passed away. I knew that I needed to prepare my children for this...we've done it before...and each time it is hard. But, today I was blessed as I realized that teaching compassion is sweet. My Emmer-bean has got it... ...I told her we wouldn't have much time to talk...that we'd just hug our friend and say we loved her. She wanted to make a gift of love.