Monday, December 17, 2012

And Monday Rolls Around...

Like many of you, I'm sure...this Monday comes with a bit more weight of the world...
I have cried each day since the horrible tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary and I continue to think of those families who have lost loved ones....those precious babies.
I saw this on Lory's Page and thought it was so nice I wanted to share it here with you guys too...
 Poem by Cameo Smith:
twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
"this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
and as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
then He and the children stood up without a sound.
"come now my children, let me show you around."
excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."
I hope that this made you smile a is comforting for me and helps me to deal with the feelings I've had with this whole horrible tragedy.
I posted this on my FACEBOOK  last night, but for those of you who don't follow that page, I wanted to share it here too....
We teachers are amazing people...amazing nurturers...we all have the chance each day to be heroes in the lives of our students...and although we are all still grieving for Sandy Hook victims, and we are all consumed by the what if's...tomorrow is Monday, and we will all head back to our own classrooms. I'm not sure about you guys, but I'm heading back with even more purpose, even more passion, and even more love than when I left on Friday. I am heading back to get hugs, listen to stories, bandage boo-boos, read books, make crafts, teach lessons, answer questions, and BE AMAZINGLY THANKFUL to have those little ones to go back to... Keep Calm...and Teach On....

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