last day

Thursday, December 20, 2012

 It was my last day teaching today and, of course, it was full of mixed emotions. I cannot wait to get on that plane and fly to China for our son. Yet, I will certainly miss being with all of these special young men and women each day. Most of the students are a part of our church community, so I will still see them a lot (four of them even live next door to us!), but obviously I won't be as involved in their lives as I am now.

One of the things that I'll miss the most about our shcool is the morning praise times. These kids really love the Lord and it's a pleasure to see them worship Him.

Fortunately, it's at the very beginning of the day, so I'll still be able to join them at times, when I drop off Adam, Yana and Lily for school.

I'll also really miss my social studies class (here are some of the wonderful kids in the class). We've been studying U.S. history and I LOVE it. It's so much fun to learn along with the kids.

Since it was the last day before Christmas break, we had special activities planned for the afternoon. Here are some of the kids, decorating cookies.

The definite highlight of the day was when my class presented me with this beautiful bracelet. Each of the girls had picked out a charm that they thought represented me in some way and then they made it into a bracelet. They also gave me a little booklet  which explained why they chose each charm. Oh my! There was no way that I was able to keep from crying then!

I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to teach at TLC. What a gift these precious young people have been in my life! I look forward to the new chapter that God is bringing into my family's life, but I will forever be grateful for the chapter that has just ended, as well.


Aus said...

Bittersweet - it's the flavor of adoption - but it's all good!

hugs - aus and co.

No Greater Love said...

I can't wait to see the bracelet and book in person. Oh my....last night I was thinking of things I wanted from your house...and now I can't remember them. ahhhh....It's getting so close!!!!!!!!

Difference2This1 said...

Prayers for you.... a lot of big changes and a lot happening very, very soon!! Blessings, Jennifer

Miche said...

TWO more days to travel!!! I'm SO excited for you and can't wait to see pics when you are back with your sweet son! Congrats!!!!

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