I never know who is more excited for the last day of school, the kids or the teachers. It has been an abnormally tough school year: broken foot, Phillip's sinus/adenoids surgery, Losing Grandma and Uncle Jimmy, and the "incident". Despite all these things, as I reflect back over the school year, I think about how far my kiddos came in 180 days. It is truly amazing to watch them grow. I love them so much and even on the tough days they know just what to do. (Hug, smile, or even just sitting quietly). I often worry about these little ones during the summer. I pray they are fed and safe in their homes. One of my students, who is Autistic, came up and bear hugged me before he left with his Mom. I was shocked and it brought tears to my eyes. He rarely wants to be touched, let alone hugged and he initiated the hug...HE HUGGED ME! As God moves me through life he so often keeps things in perspective. The last student I saw in the 2007-2008 was my hugger. Pastor Kris spoke of building relationships and finding true joy this Sunday, if this is the last student I see, talk about true joy provided by God!
P.S. Chris has all his crops in the ground as of 9:30 pm. That always make for a happier home! hehehehe