When I was in first grade my teacher painted a surprise for us on St. Patrick's Day...
small green footprints
leading up the wall and
into the vent near the ceiling
As soon as we entered the classroom,
and many of us also believed...
Then after lunch recess
we came back to our desks to find
to each of us (from Patrick) the leprechaun who claimed to be visiting only for the day...
he stayed with us for years
as many of us would return to her class each year to witness
the "new" believers receive their letters
And no matter how big we had gotten, each year she would let us back in to see...
Her only rule?
You still had to believe
Well I get it now...
As Early Childhood Educators it is our job to plant seeds of
thought and wonder
curiosity in the unknown and
give permission to believe in that which cannot even be seen
Then we protect those newly planted seedlings
by not allowing anyone to
impede their growth
Yes, I get it now...
and I am grateful for all of the people who God has used
to cultivate the seeds He's planted within me
So, to Mrs. Sammons (and so many others along the way)
for teaching me
I am looking up
I still believe!!!