" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Yesterday during circle, one of my students could not stay in his seat- he kept trying to get up and reach for me, I assumed because he wanted the remote control out of my hand. We try to get him to use language instead of grabbing, so I asked him "M. what do you want? Use your words..." I was expecting his usual response, "I want music" or "I want play". Instead he looked at me intently and worked to get every word out just right- "I ... want ... Faif" and he threw his chubby little arms around my neck. It was so cute, I had to keep myself from crying.
Anyway, it's those kinds of things that make me remember why I like my job.


Trisha Q said...

Aww! That is sweet!

LA said...

Faith, this brought a tear to my eye. I know how special these little ones are. God has a special purpose for them, and how blessed we are to have been called to be with them. I hope you shared this with M's parents. How encouraging.

sheshe said...

triple awwww... i love that he had chubby arms. it's makes the story just that much sweeter.

miss you, girlie girl!

Br. Robert, OP said...

Aha, I always wanted to know how to spell "Faif"!

Your job is a tremendous blessing, and it's wonderful that you get to see the love and joy that you bring to these kids' lives.

You're still and always in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

You made water come out of my eyes!

hopeyg said...

I want faif too! That story reminded me of when Fabio just wanted to hold your hand. Love you,

hopeyg said...

Hey, was today a good day or what? It seems like yesterday everyone was in the pooper, but today... good things are happening.

Love again,

school for the girls said...

Hi Faith,
Thanks for the story and thanks for visting my blog and the nice words.
Greetings from Kenya

Anonymous said...

I think you experienced a rare moment of grace and God must have prepared it for you.