My son and his friends had their 8th grade celebration today. Recently you have heard me mention a happening. A happening, in its essence is an an event or performance that is not expected. Today it was the usual routine of recognitions and awards for the class of 2014. And then it happened.....something unexpected....unusual.... Several months ago this group of young adults lost their friend and classmate Steven Alden. So.... when the class got together at the end of today's celebration [at the urging of Ms Hunter] to sing, it became very clear to me that this was a happening. Today the class of 2014 showed how close they have become....they have a strength and a bond that may have gone unnoticed by some of the family and friends that attended today's 8th grade celebration. The group sang several songs but the first one they sang had the most meaning....Lean On Me.....
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow
Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on.....