Friday was a day where the air was filled with fluffy snowflakes and we had the pleasure as a classroom to go cross-country skiing in Bunker Hills. Our WARGO leader, Mr. Todd, led us with enthusiasm through the Bunker trails. He instructed, encouraged, and taught the students how to wishbone, bomb hills, and glide through the pre-made tracks. Some students jumped in with all limbs (literally) while others were more hesitant but by the end, the students felt a sense of satisfaction (and sweat).
As I took up the rear of the line of 7th and 8th graders, I was overcome with a sense of gratitude. For the year thus far, for each individual student in my classroom, for how they are particularly made and how we all came to be at the place and moment in time together. Nature tends to give me existential moments such as this and I felt called to share this...that the Lord has us at Way of the Shepherd for a reason - even though summer and 8th grade graduation seems so close, that his work is not finished in this school year and that He will continue to guide and lead myself, the students, and you, their families, through the journey He has pre-appointed.
Whether you are going somewhere warmer for Spring Break or staying in snowy Minnesota, know of my prayers and appreciation for you.