Last Wednesday night, right before Exhibition, I found out that my grandfather passed away. It was a very hard thing to experience, especially being so far from home. When occurrences like this happen, it makes you question life choices, like being an international school teacher and going on that last holiday instead of saving money for an emergency. I really wish I could have been there for his service but everyone at ISL has been so supportive. The teachers and staff have been giving me hugs and listening to my amazing stories about him. The students have also been giving me hugs, being extra kind and made me fantastic cards to cheer me up. I can not express enough how special ISL is to me.