I’m on a roller coaster this week. Excited and happy to see all the kids on Zoom for Week of Prayer, crying because I miss seeing the kids in person. Discouraged the stay-at-home order was extended, encouraged the childcare centers can reopen for non-essential parents. Overwhelmed by the end of the school year coming too quickly to complete everything I was hoping to accomplish, thrilled the end of the school year is coming and the hope of a fresh start in August is in sight. Roller coaster.
I’ve decided Week of Prayer was designed for me this week. God knew I would need a reminder to trust Him. God knew I needed to see all the Conejo kids even for just a moment online. God knew I needed the encouragement offered by our students who were willing to take time from their own school and life schedules to prepare special music and speak to their school family. God knows what we need before we even ask. He knows. I just forget over and over and over again…and yet, He never rolls his eyes at my forgetfulness. He answers my forgetfulness and worry with signs of his unconditional love. As we heard sung this week, His will will be done, and He reigns above it all. Amen.
Thank you for riding this roller coaster of life with me and all the Conejo staff. When people ask me how school is going, my first response is to acknowledge the support and graciousness of all our families. I’m eternally grateful for your words and actions of generosity. Thank you for being a family that loves and supports each other. Thank you for coming along side each other during this difficult time.
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up-one on one side, one on the other-so that his hands reminded steady till sunset. Exodus 17:12 NIV