Thoughts for my kids....
Trivia, facts, musings, stories, and much joy about the goings on in our 4th grade classroom.
Last Thursday was the first day of Spring. It started out very nice. I went for a run in the afternoon and it was around 60 degrees out. At the time, I didn't even realize just how great a normal, warm and sunny day was. Shortly after I got home, the temperature dropped. Then, it started raining buckets! I thought to myself, "I'll be glad when this is over and it warms back up!" But when the rain stopped, it didn't warm back up. Instead, the wind started. There were times that night that I thought my house might blow down! I hate scary weather. After that, the ice started pelting our windows, followed by snow and cold, blowing wind. All of this happened in less than a 24 hour day. Sheesh! And now today, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and warm temperatures are slowly returning.
Our school closure is like the crazy weather on Thursday. We were moving along at school and doing just fine. We finished testing and were just starting some fun new lessons. At the time, we didn't even realize how great a normal school day was! Then, WHAM! School closed for awhile. I really thought we'd be back in a couple of weeks. I thought to myself, "I'll be glad when this is over and we can get back to school!" Instead, DOUBLE WHAM! School closed indefinitely. I didn't even get to say goodbye to my sweet little people! This is hard for me and I know for everyone....(Parents!?) I want to go to everyone's house and help "my kids". Right now, it feels like it's raining buckets. I think that worse "weather" is coming, too. I hate it. I long for a normal school day.
But the sun will come out again. I know that, because God is good and God is merciful. The sun will shine again, and someday we will all be together again. While we wait, let's all live with dignity and honor. Let's be the very best version of ourselves. Then, when the sun comes back, we can smile at the spring and be so proud of who we were during the storm.
The Lord is good in times of trouble, He cares for those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7