The pick up line was all abuzz today as the whole school let out for the summer at noon. The little girls exchanged hugs and giggles, the older girls gave high fives and a few hugs as well. The boys of all ages were hyped up and ready for fun! Congratulations on a year of hard work and intensive learning, students. Enjoy your summer – you deserve it!
After three days, both my 5 year old and 7 year old were singing the first verse of Come Christians Join To Sing in the morning while they were getting dressed, in the car together over and over till they got it just right, and after dinner as a performance for the rest of the family. We don’t often sing hymns at the church we go to, but I love them. They are so rich with meaning and praise, and it is precious to see my children sing them with smiles on their faces, lost in the luscious words of Alleluia, Amen.
After weeks of careful preparation, I walked through the parking lot carrying a bag of fresh pencils and new markers and pretty colored notebooks and all those little things that spark the first light of excitement that school is starting soon. Officially tonight may have been a night to meet the teachers and go over logistics, but behind all the official business of the evening was an overwhelming buzz of excitement and anticipation.