Every year starting in mid to late July we begin to praying about who our children will get for their teachers that coming school year and that God will place them right where He wants them. We have done it since before Em started Kindergarten and every single year God has blown us away with what happens.
It is so hard to drop your babies off at school and trust the Lord with them. I am constantly reminding myself that God, You’ve got this…and they are safer with You than with me…and this will give them an opportunity to depend on You…and You love them more than I do. When I drive by their school buildings during the day while they are there I always pray Lord, please take care of my babies! Tonight as we sat at parent-teacher conferences we were so grateful that God is answering the prayers we pray for our children each and every day.
We always pray that our kids will share the love of Christ and befriend others. Jackson’s teacher explained to us tonight without going into detail that a little boy in his class has been through much trauma in his life. She recently asked him who he would feel safe sitting by and he said Jackson! What an answer to prayer! Thank you, Lord! And this year we were not very familiar with Maxwell’s teacher and much to our joy she has connected with him wonderfully and sees him for exactly who God made him to be. What a gift! I have even received phone calls and emails from middle school teachers to comment on their appreciation of Emalynn. To have amazing teachers see, acknowledge and truly appreciate our children for the unique individuals they are is such a blessing. It also says a lot about who God has given our kiddos to learn from and spend their days with as well. They totally rock!
Today I thank the Lord for His great faithfulness. He is so good to affirm that we are in fact making the right choice to let go and let God take care of these children. It’s not easy, and I will have to look back at this again and again to remind myself not to take matters into my own hands and try to control things in the future. Tonight I was reminded again…God’s got this!