Photo: Rachel Whalen

Back to School time stirs up excitement in families everywhere, but it can also evoke emotions from parents who have lost children, especially the year they would have started kindergarten.

While nothing will replace the memories they've missed out on making together, one teacher is hoping to address this extra-sensitive time with a heartwarming letter to the "friends" who will never physically sit in her class, but will always be welcome:


Read the entire post from Mrs. Whalen on her blog.

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