Both of our boys had been educated at a very small, private, Christian school up until this year. They knew everyone (teachers, students, volunteers, etc.) and had even known most of them since birth. It was a wonderful and loving environment. But, God was starting to prepare me for a big change around this time last year.
He told me to send them to public school.
I am not going to lie. I was horrified. I taught in the inner city years ago and it scared me to think of my precious ones in that environment. Truth be told, I live in suburbia. Not to mention that the school district I worked for probably has more issues than your average inner city schools.
So, this year we enrolled the boys in a school well over 500 students. They each have more kids in there classrooms this year than they had in their entire school last year. God has blessed our obedience in so many ways. The boys have blossomed! Honestly, I get all misty eyed when I think about it.
We spent much of the summer talking to the boys about being LEADERS at their new school. We prayed that they would shine the light of Jesus and make smart, intelligent, Christian choices and excel academically.
You see, public schools can't possibly take God out of the schools. Nope, not while my children are there :0)
Today they proudly got out their report cards and read what their teachers wrote about them. Yep, I got all misty eyed again. So, now it's time for some bragging...
Dimples' teacher wrote:
WOW! What a way to start off the year. Dimples is delightful and a pleasure to be around. He is always respectful and willing to lend a hand when needed. His charming personality and sparkling attitude make him well-liked by his classmates. Dimples is always kind and polite. I'm so privileged to have him in my class. Congratulations on making all A honor roll!
Bruiser's teacher wrote:
Bruiser is such a delight to have in class. His behavior choices and good manners make him an excellent peer model for his classmates. He works hard and is an active participant in our class discussions. I am looking forward to our conference next week, so that we can discuss the great start that he has had in first grade!
WOW! Way to Shine the Light of Jesus, Boys!!!!!