I smiled when I saw my four students had been grouped together and placed center stage
"She did that for me"...
I stated out loud
"She did that so I could get them all in one picture"
I knew that she remembered they had all been
and now my students
were her students
And when they started to sing
because I could see them all
and I thought that she had given the best gift by grouping them all together like that
I thought that she had made my day...
until God (not willing to be outdone)
when as they finished the first song selection, the one that I had called my "Cuddle Bug"
stopped and took a bow
The other three looked at him and smiled
then appeared to look out to us in the audience
as we sat grouped together too
with me in the middle
then after the second song... he bowed again
the third song... he bowed
the grand finale... he bowed
and gave us all a good laugh while providing yet another lesson in gratitude and grace
This is what the season is all about
bowing in humility
for the best gift that has already been given
And so since the work is complete
all there is left to do
is sing the song...
and take a bow
(not because we are so great, but because we are so grateful!)