After the loong summer break, my little boy is back to school again. I know moms can relate to the tint of heartsick that tugged my heart when he finally waved goodbye to me and his dad as he entered the door of his classroom. I surely will miss having him around the house, but my heart is beaming with joy and pride at the same time!
He breezed through Grade 1 and he’s entering Grade 2 with so much anticipation and excitement! My boy. He lights up our family every time. I pray that his glow will radiate in his classroom, too!
I pray constantly for his heart and his protection. “Lord, keep my son Kyle safe as he goes to school every day. Lord, may he learn and have fun every day. Lord, help me raise him well. Lord, may he grow up to be that man who loves you dearly. Lord may his heart sparkle with your love!”
I guess I am too clingy with the Lord when it comes to raising my children. I always seek His guidance and help because my husband and I can’t carry on this whole parenting thing without Him. And, without His love, our kids won’t shine.
Then I remembered my own co-teacher back when I still work for a school. She just sparkles. Ms. Regalado may not know but she has the ability to perk up exhausted people in a room. Friends love her. She holds joy. She has a heart that glows and a pure smile that delights. To me, that special shine that radiates from her is her love for God.
I also pray that my children will hold that kind of glow. I pray that their hearts will shine because of Christ. I pray that their positive spirits will be so infectious that can inspire others to shine.
Back to my kid when he entered the classroom, my husband and I decided to stay by the window for a few more minutes just like the other parents.
Then we saw our kid raise his hand. “Teacher, I need a left-handed chair.” He said. Then the teacher gladly gave him a new one. Our boy smiled brightly.
“That smile.” I whispered my husband. “That smile will add glow to this class.”
Then we left him in the classroom. Our Father is always there to watch him anyway.