Last week was the first week of school.
One of my students made this for me.
She also wrote a journal entry about it.
Which went something like:
“This is a beautiful necklace.
I made this beautiful necklace.
I made this beautiful necklace for you!
I hope you can wear this beautiful necklace, because I made it for you.”
I promised to wear the “beautiful necklace” to school the next day since I already was wearing a necklace.
At the end of the day she walked over to me.
“Don’t forget. Wear my necklace tomorrow! ”
I assured her I would.
Her little face was so sweet when she saw me wearing the “bea-u-tiful necklace” the next morning.
And I am wearing it again today.
It has been a week since I wore it.
What prompted the donning of the “beautiful necklace”?
Don’t I feel a little childish?
Does it really match the heals and skirt?
Won’t I just be drawing special attention to a gift encouraging others to give things so they can receive special attention?
Each time I receive a gift from a student I give the item special attention.
If it is a drawing it hangs on my wall.
If it is food I take a bite while they are near and comment on it. “Yummy! ”
Because with a gift they are saying they love me and are looking for love in return.
I love all my students, not just the ones who give gifts.
But because each and every one is a little Blessing.
Each and every one has a gift and a purpose God has bestowed.
Each one has the finger prints of the Lord, Who fashioned them in their mother’s womb.
How can I do anything less than love them?
In loving it can mean doing something others might not understand.
Like wearing the “beautiful necklace”.
However I know there’s a little blessing in my classroom who will understand