Thoughts for my kids....
Trivia, facts, musings, stories, and much joy about the goings on in our 4th grade classroom.
What a week. People seem anxious, worried, panicky. I'm not really any of those things and I sometimes wonder if I'm just clueless. The Covid virus is not a good thing. I know that. And it has caused pain and suffering. I know that, too. I know that it's causing panic and fear. I know that it has caused people to behave badly. I know that it could and probably will get worse.
But I know other stuff, too. I know that we are the luckiest people in the world to be living in the United States. I know that we have brilliant people working on this virus every day. I know that I have seen kindness and generosity everywhere I go. I have seen compassion and consideration and patience.
I know that I absolutely have the greatest bunch of 4th graders! I wish you could have seen them Friday when we talked about stepping up to a difficult situation. Their willingness to give their best effort was so sweet. Yep, they are definitely pumped about staying home. But, I know that they are both smart and wise and that they are also aware of the unusual circumstances they are living in right now. And I know that they will try to be their best selves. I know that they are worth their weight in gold! And I know that I love them.
The last thing I know.....(and this I know that I know that I know), is that God is good, God is perfect and He is wise. God is just and He is omnipotent. Therefore, God has allowed this to happen - - NOT caused it - - but allowed it. Everything that has ever happened (and will ever happen), must first pass through the hands of God. Because I know this, I will rest patiently in His perfect, wise, just, omnipotent hands. Thank you for trusting me with your children.