Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.
Our granddaughter, Virginia Rose, recently celebrates Awards Day with her fellow second grade classmates. As you can tell by these photos, this is on exciting time for her!
Refreshments add to the festive atmosphere, and Virginia, as always, ends up wearing a bit of what she's eaten.
Virginia's teacher, Ms. R., has created a marvelous slideshow featuring photos of her class from year's beginning to end. Of course, all the students are enthralled.
Every student receives a Certificate of Participation, par for the course in this day and age, but it does allow parents and grandparents a fantastic photo-op.
Ms. R. also gives two folders to each of her students, documenting their best work throughout the year. How thoughtful and caring of her! A priceless keepsake, and a wonderful way to allow the children to see how far they have come in just one school year.
But of all the accolades of the day, Virginia and I are proudest of this one:
Taking care of her friends . . .
And this award suits Virginia to a "T." She is always reaching out to others, making friends out of strangers, caring for others' feelings, willing to lend an ear or a comforting hug to anyone in need.
Jesus longs to do the same.
Are you willing to let Him?
It's Memorial Day weekend, and the official arrival of summer break for Virginia, so she and I are heading to my mother's home in Oxford for several days. I do so treasure your comments on my blog, my friends, but my response will be delayed due to being out of town. Never fear! I will get back to you just as soon as possible. Blessings for a safe and happy weekend, and may we remember to pray and give thanks for all the men and women who died in service to our country.