Family traditions

Family traditions

Thursday, October 30, 2008

taking a walk

it's an unwelcome memory lane one of my childhood days of abuse, neglect, foster homes, sleepless nights, endless worry, being the mom at 7, blood, police cars, lots and lots of tears. i could dig deeper but it's not pleasant so if i can get a way with stopping here i will.
Now a few of my kindergartners, are now going though what i went through starting in first grade. how do i show them they are loved, how do i teach them who they really are, how do i teach them that what is happening to their moms isn't right and they need to rise above it and not find themselves in that place when they are older, how do i teach them of their worth, how do i teach them...
i have not recollection of how my teachers did this for me but i know they did that's why i'm a teacher, i want to help these children, i want to teach them all of these things, to believe in them that they can do ANYTHING!! and show them, teach them, lead them to do ANYTHING!!
I want them to know the Savior and that HE is their for them

Abide with me; ’tis eventide.The day is past and gone;The shadows of the evening fall;The night is coming on.Within my heart a welcome guest,Within my home abide.
O Savior, stay this night with me;Behold, ’tis eventide.O Savior, stay this night with me;Behold, ’tis eventide.

Abide with me; ’tis eventide.Thy walk today with me Has made my heart within me burn,As I communed with thee.Thy earnest words have filled my soul And kept me near thy side.
O Savior, stay this night with me; Behold, 'tis eventide. O Savior stay this night with me; Behold, 'tis eventide.

Abide with me; ’tis eventide,And lone will be the night If I cannot commune with thee Nor find in thee my light.The darkness of the world, I fear,Would in my home abide.

3 other thoughts:

Tara said...

Since you have experienced so much, you can empathize with these sweet children, and just be there for them. You are an amazing person, who is not a teacher by accident. Just pray for guidance...I will pray for you and these dear children, too! Hang in there!

John and Caroline said...

I know you experienced what you did for a reason. The amazing thing is how you have overcome. I think our experiences help us to emphathize. You will know what to do. They are loved and so are you.

Unknown said...

Reading this I feel so much... but nothing like what you went through.

It's a testimony to your strength that you are who you are today.