Summer is officially here, but Cody will be spending the next two weeks at his school. The P.E. teacher is offering a two-week physical education camp that Cody wanted to participate in, so we found ourselves there bright and early for the first day.
I had taken the time to compose a letter to the school principal letting her know what our intentions are for next year since we were going to be there this week.
As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by her, and as I handed her the letter, I decided to tell her in person. She was very supportive and even went so far as to talk to me about the co-ops in our area. I was totally impressed that she knew all about them and went so far as to say that they are wonderful and will give Cody lots of great opportunities. She then said, "Hey...do you have a minute? I want to show you something."
She then led me into the school's library where she pointed out stacks and stacks of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade reading materials, including teacher's manuals, workbooks, readers, and more.
She held her arms out and said, "Here you go. Take whatever you want and as much as you want. I'll even bring you some boxes!"
I spent the next half hour leafing through the books and packing my boxes full of materials.
An added bonus was waiting for me in a quick chat with Cody's kindergarten teacher. She was also very affirming and supportive as I spoke with her. I wanted to make sure that both she and the principal understood that this decision had been made based on personal conviction and had nothing to do with the school itself. I told them both again that we had been so blessed to be in such a great place last year and that it only made the decision itself more difficult! I was glad to get to say that out loud and in person so that they knew I truly meant what I wrote in the letter. They both told me that they are here for anything we might need and that we will be missed. I thanked and hugged them both and it was wonderful knowing that the door remained open, whether or not we return there. I know I have their support and that I can pick up the phone with any questions or concerns, knowing they'll be happy to help. I'm new at this, but I'm guessing that's pretty rare.
I loaded up my van with the materials I had been given this morning and I thanked God for His provision. It was so unexpected, but so like God to not only provide such great materials to use, but also to receive support and affirmation from the school itself.
This morning during our devotions, we read about God's presence and the fact that it never leaves us. He is always with us, taking care of us and providing for our every need.
And He even went as far as to give us the perfect example of that today!
Yep. That's SO like God!