Thursday, June 10, 2010

The end of another school year

Well, today marks the end of another school year. This year has certainly been different than any other since I had a 12 week break in the middle when we adopted Addison. I can honestly say that it's been a very good year. I was blessed with an incredible group of second graders that I truly enjoyed spending my days with. For 7 and 8 year olds, their spiritual maturity blew me away some days and I was humbled and challenged myself in my own walk.

We only had a half day today, dismissing at 11:00 and we spent a fair share of our morning together talking about our spiritual walks and praying together. We prayed for the two classmates that won't be returning in the fall but will be transferring to public schools instead. I gave the kids an opportunity to "popcorn pray" for their two classmates and told them I would close in the end. They didn't give me an opportunity to close for at least 8 or 9 minutes. They're 8 years old and they prayed non-stop for that long! They were praying for things like for those students to be able to "stand against the crowd" when others are making bad choices. They prayed for the students to have boldness to share their faith with their classmates. It was absolutely incredible. I had tears in my eyes by the end and as soon as I said "amen" one of my boys shouted out "That was so much fun!" God has done incredible things with my students this year and it's my prayer that this fire they seem to have right now will continue and their zeal for God's word will remain strong.

Speaking of zeal for God's Word... Our principal sent home a summer reading log and reading goals for the kids and this morning one of my boys asked if reading a book of the Bible would count as a chapter book. Yes, young man, you may read a book of the Bible and record it as a chapter book. Thank you for asking. :-)

1 comment:

Hummel Family said...

That's awesome!