These precious children kept a secret all day yesterday! Thank you all for the surprise party, the treats, the flowers, plus the bountiful shower of cards. My heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for each one of you. Hand-made messages of love are so special a reminder of the deep blessing each beautiful child is to me.
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (I Chronicles 16:34)
And Josiah cruised past the forty book mark in the Forty Book Challenge right before vacation as well! Congratulations to this mighty reader. Stay tuned for a post of reflection on his reading soon . . . .
At their Christmas Giving Party, the 3rd and 4th graders packed blessing bags for the homeless. They collected needed winter items like toothbrushes and bandaids, plus sewed a fleece neck warmer for each of the 30 bags. They made cards of love to put in each bag, and they specifically prayed over each bag. Thanks to David and his mom for delivering them to the Haven for us.
One of our class traditions is to head outside whenever we see the first snow of the season. We prance. We hoot. We dance. What a glorious place to live!
After working hard on our PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award) goals, we celebrated as a class family by climbing at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center. Look at these geckos go!
My nephew Zach is on his way to the U.S. National Championships, and his auntie is very proud. Our class has prayed for him for a number of years now, as he longs to honor God while competing in his sport.