A Hug on Mother’s Day

By James F. Scully
Haverhill Superintendent of Schools

Haverhill School Superintendent James F. Scully.

Haverhill School Superintendent James F. Scully.

In 2005 I lost my Mom. Many days have passed but my memories of her today are as vivid as the many joys we shared for so many years that I was blessed with her presence.

The other day, visiting the Tilton a little first grader said to me, “Mr. Scully, give me a hug.” Leaving the building, I thought of those hugs from my Mom and how many times so many of you give a child a hug…a pat on the back…and encouraging word or smile.

So many of you are blessed to still have your Mothers. Others have sadly had to say good bye, but here or there the legacy of love they have left us is never ending…and through your loving ways you provide so many children in this city with that special touch that lets them know they are truly loved and respected…

So today, I say thank you to all in our schools as we approach Mother’s Day and to those Dads that have had to fill both roles, for the love we share will always be remembered by many.

God Bless you all on this special day.