Even though I no longer have my beautiful 7th period Scripture class from last year, I think they may be my saving grace this year. I’m not ruling out falling in love with all of my classes this year (although, admittedly, I think I have discovered on the first day the class that will be the most difficult to love), but with my students from last year, there is no need to win their approval–I already have it. One of them stopped by twice today, pretending he was in my class again this year. Two stood in my doorway after school to ask about my summer and told me they planned to say “hi” everyday after school. I’ve seen a few in the halls and many have greeted me with big smiles.
I’m human. I enjoy being liked and accepted for who I am. As I start the process of learning the dynamics of new classes and new students, I am enjoying the chance to still bask in the glories of my hard work from last year. The Lord truly blessed me and is continuing to show me those blessings. The Lord must know I will need that grace for this upcoming year.