Tears of A Teacher
How wonderful it is that these precious kids get really sentimental and sweet this time of year, showing their true colors of how they really feel. I am determined to make the next 3 days incredibly special for each of them. Because at the end of the day, I know that the most important things I have taught them can not be found in books. I pray I have led them well, and spoken truth to them that they will hold in their hearts forever, even if they forget it for some years between now and then.
Yet I know that they are ultimately God's children, he is their greatest teacher, and he has such a great plan for their lives. He can take care of them...and I can forever pray for them. At this point, it is impossible to know what the future holds, or if I will ever teach a class like this again. But God placed me in that school for such a time as this, and I will never doubt for a second his purposes in doing so.
Now I must not spend the roughly 21 hours I will have with them worrying about what I didn't teach them or the times my frustration was apparent. Instead, I must focus on the moments God was evident in me, and poured out His love through me. Although I was far from perfect for these kids, they taught me more than I will ever know, and more importantly, they know above all else that I am for them in this life.
I can't wait to share the memories that will be made in the next few days. Until then, here are some pics of our zoo field trip last week. It was so much fun. Unfortunately I can't show you their sweet faces, but check out these beautiful examples of God's amazing creativity. Love it!