Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thanksgiving Meal in Macey's class

Macey's class had a family Thanksgiving meal today at school. All of the parents volunteered to bring the meat, veggies, and TONS of desserts! It was such a wonderful turnout. In all of the years that my children have been at Jefferson, this was the first time we had a Thanksgiving meal like this. The kids were so excited and ate and ate and ate!! When everything was setup and we were ready to begin eating--one of the parents said that we weren't allowed to say a blessing, but could give the kids a moment of silence. The parents discussed this among ourselves and decided that this would be a rule that we ALL agreed to be broken. So the entire class stood in a circle, Miss Keys, and all of the parents, holding hands and praying to OUR God!!!! Such an awesome feeling. To hear someone talking to our Lord, in the middle of the school, and everyone in the room is in agreement. It made the hairs stand up on my arms. . . God is the only reason we have to be thankful. He has given us everything that we have. And it felt so good to be able to show that to the children in Macey's class.

Macey was so excited that James and I both got to come. James took his lunch hour a little late so he could spend it with Mace. Macey has a very special friend, Kendall, and we got to meet her parents, and talk with them during dinner.-which was a blessing.
Here are a few more of Macey's good friends in her class this year, Kendall, Katie, and Stephanie. . . to name a few . . .and Sophia, Alexis, and Kelsey. . ..
Macey is so blessed to have Miss Keys as a teacher this year. She is a very special lady. She has made such an impact on Macey's life already in only the first half of the school year. Thanksgiving is a special holiday in which we remember the things we are blessed to have in our lives. My children are one of my greatest blessings in my life, and I think they are so lucky to attend one of the most amazing schools--with christian teachers--that aren't afraid to stand up for what they believe in. God is Good. All the time.

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