My husband texted me as I was dropping off our oldest, saying today was going to be a tough day for me (no tears from my little guy, but his Mama was so sad!!), but we are grateful for their love of school, interest in learning new things, and their smart little minds. He is so right!
Each year before the start of a new school year we pray for the safety, security, peace, hope, and growth of our little students, or "school boy" and "school girl" as we call our children, with this prayer...
"Dear Lord Jesus take my hand
I'm going to a foreign land.
One not ruled by king or preacher,
but someone by the name of teacher.
My mommy says that I'll have fun;
I'll sing and skip and play and run.
But I am scared 'cause I don't know
just what to do or where to go.
So please Lord Jesus hug me tight
and keep me in Your loving sight.
For with you by my side today,
I know that I will be okay."
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