Wednesday, November 10, 2010


This morning at Buchanan Elementary, I happened to observe a sight that brought a smile to my face. As I was observing my Calvin College students, I saw two students- a very young boy and a very young girl walking down the hallway with their arms around each other. It was clear that the boy had been upset about something, and the girl (my guess is 6 or 7 yrs. old) was speaking quietly to him to calm him down. A simple sight that brought a smile to my face. Two students, not hindered by race or gender, with their arms around each other, walking down the hall. Innocent. Caring. Exemplifying an attitude of Christ. This warmed my heart as I was reminded why I love teaching so much. We get to put our arms around students (so-to-speak), calm their fears, and provide unconditional love to them. We can be Jesus to our students. Jesus wraps his arms around us, not hindered by race, gender, or a variety of other factors that sometime separate us here on earth. Jesus, let us all be you to the people we come in contact with today.

*Disclaimer- this is not the actual picture of what I saw. It happened so fast I couldn't capture it with my phone. But, you get the idea.

*Another disclaimer. My life=insane. I'm behind on blogging. I have a whole list of blogs I could write. I really need to sit down and do them at some point this weekend. This one couldn't wait though.


thesloothaaks said...

Jen, I've been reading your blog for a while now. I love this post! I love how, as teachers, we get to find the good in every child and celebrate it! Such a joy!

I also love that you are working at Calvin, and I LOVE your family photo from this fall -- super cute!

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

I love seeing when kids CARE :)