On some days when I visit the Little Group or the Kindergarten the curiosity is almost too much to bear! I I hear the why questions and the wondering, and I see the things these small people find so funny and their imaginations running wild. It’s all pretty incredible. Of course you know all of this – and our primary grade and preschool teachers know all of this. Those of us who are most often with the older children spend a lot of our energy trying to get them excited about learning – trying to keep them engaged in lessons. While we sometimes feel like we are pulling them along with us, those of you who spend your time with younger children often feel like you are hanging on for dear life – just trying to keep up with them.
No matter where we are in the process, though, there is no denying that the children that God puts in our lives are the exact ones we are meant to have. I often tell the children that God knew each of them when He formed them in their mothers’ wombs – that each of them was meant to be just the person they are. This is something we need to remember, too. My mom – in those moments when she had had just about enough of me – used to tell me that someday I was going to get the daughter I deserved. After four boys, I was afraid to have a daughter. I was afraid we would fight. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to teach her to be strong and sure and sweet. My mom was wrong. I did not get the pain-in-the-neck daughter I deserved. I got just the daughter I needed, and the daughter our family needed. Each of the children God gave me was just right for us – they completed the rest of us before we ever even realized it. I am sure there are people who look at my family picture and feel sad or uncomfortable. They think they see something wrong. What they see is just right for us – not for them, maybe, but for us. So when you come across a family that doesn’t look the way you think they’re supposed to look, look again. You will see the Hand of God at work right in front of you.
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5
1 Coats of Many Colors Drive Ends
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
2 Student Appreciation Day
100th Day of School
3 No SCHOOL, Teachers’ Living Catholic Class, 8am – 4pm
5 Online Auction opens for bidding and sign-up events, 12:00 noon
10 Mass, noon
13 Online Auction closes, 5:00pm
17 School Mass, 9am
Early Dismissal, 12:10pm
20 NO SCHOOL, PRESIDENTS’ DAY
21 Deadline for Re-enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year
23 Seventh Grade to Most Valuable Player
24 Mass, noon
27 Deadline for new families to apply for tuition assistance for 2017-2018
28 Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper
Mrs. McGann, Principal
OLOL Wednesday Words by Patricia McGann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.