Today I am thankful for my class.
I love how each year each new class has a personality all it's own. I love working with the kids in my class. I love learning what they love. I love finding out their strengths and weaknesses. I love challenging their strengths and strengthening their weaknesses. I love finding ways to make learning fun for them. I love to see them achieve more than they ever thought that they could. I love watching them learn without them even realize that they are learning.
I love making the Bible come to life for them. I love making them think about what is going on in the world around them and see daily matters through a Biblical point of view.
Sometimes they frustrate me. Sometimes I want to throw up my hands and throw in the towel. But then one of them will say something sweet, or funny, and I know that tomorrow is a new day, and we can start all over again.
I love that we have classroom running jokes. I love that we are small enough to be a family. I love that I have watched most of them grow up, and will continue to get to watch them grow for years to come.