It is the night before the 1st day of school...again.
Hours have been spent by each teacher, thinking and planning and arranging to make tomorrow memorable for each of the students that will sit before them.
They have organized and agonized.
They have prettied up the place and hidden what they could.
They have studied their class lists and written the names many times.
Bless them, Father, with the passion that brought them to teaching.
-the passion for learning even today and tomorrow
-the passion for loving the less lovable as well as the most lovable
-the passion for teaching and celebrating the growth
Bless them, Father, with the patience they will need each day.
-the patience for stories that need to be told
-the patience for encouragement that needs to be offered
-the patience for interruptions and paper work
Bless them, Father, with miracles big and small.
-the miracle of connections made with a smile and a pat
-the miracle of trust established through listening and honoring each one
-the miracle of futures changed and lives lighted up
It is the night before the 1st day of school....again.
Let the joy bubble up,
let the magic begin,
let Your love shine brightly.
In the name of your Son, a powerful teacher in His own right,