Second Best Isn't Too Bad

Tabitha came by the office while on Christmas Break to pick up items for the houseparents. I asked, believing I had heard her previously mention, if she was going to visit family for Christmas. She dropped her head and said, “No”, but then added joyfully, “Grandma Trely and Papa Gary are taking us on a trip to the mountains!” Thankfully, second best is often not too bad.