Monday, February 11, 2013

The Blessings of Fun Days

Pajamas and pancakes at school?  You betcha!  And what fun we all had including the teachers.  I don't remember days like this when I was a kid in school but I'm not complaining.


The children were adorable in their favorite pajamas.

Even the teachers got to wear their pj's and eat pancakes.  Greg laughed and asked me if I had enough gas in our car.  He didn't want me to stop for gas on the way to work in my pajamas after all.

Five years ago I would have laughed if someone told me I'd be working in a classroom with three and four year old children.  But the events in my life changed almost overnight and so I returned to the work force full time.  

Only God could have orchestrated a job like this for me.  A woman who always wanted children but couldn't have them.  A woman who figured that part of her life was over.  

But God never forgot my desire and He met my need just when I least expected it.  

As I relish the fun days with the children and Heidi, I quietly thank God.  I couldn't have predicted this. 

I think of Psalm 37:4-5 (NIV)
Take delight in the Lord,
and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in Him and He will do this.

How thankful I am to trust in Him.

I continue to count those every day blessings.

#675 A fun day in our Pre-K 3 classroom
#676 The sound of laughter
#677 Eating pancakes with children
#678 Getting to wear pajamas to work
#679 Learning to trust the Lord
#680 Thanking Him for remembering my heart's desire
#681 Thankful for His provision
#682 Believing His promises
#683 Answers to prayer
#684 Hearing my dad's excitement that he is now online
#685 Thankful that my 84 year old dad is willing to learn new things
#686 Beautiful days in Phoenix
#687 Beautiful red geraniums that brighten my outside entryway

I'm linking up with Ann of A Holy Experience as I count my blessings for Multitudes on Mondays.



Blessings and love,

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8 comments:

Heidi Rosetti said...

I love hearing you perspective on our activities! They make me very grateful to have you as a good friend and co-worker!

Beth in NC said...

That is so cute! My daughter's school enjoyed spirit week last week. I saw some creative costumes for sure.

I'm glad you are blessed by being there friend.

Love,
Beth

Susan Stilwell said...

Oh my gosh, Debbie - you're the best teacher EVER! What I wouldn't give to have pancakes and spend the day in my pajama pants :)
Enjoy that phabulous Phoenix weather!

Dianne said...

Debbie,
Your love for these little ones shines through so very much--I remember pajama day at school--in fact, I have pictures of it--may post one soon--I even went so far as to wear rollers in my hair--yes, we used to SLEEP (toss and turn was more like it) in our hair rollers--I knew I liked getting older for some reason--fun post!

Leanne said...

Pancakes! And how wonderful that God answered your prayer in this way.

Miriam said...

Debbie, that's sounds like fun! I know your kids enjoyed themselves. (No, that never happened when I was a kid.)
Hugs,
Miriam
p.s.-thank you for your sweet words! You are a dear friend!

Felisol said...

You lift me up with your enthusiasm.
Learning to put my trust in God is a lifelong lesson. There will always be new challenges.
Even so this very morning I do like you,
"Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in Him and He will do this."
What a comforting start on the day.

Maria Dunn said...

I can't help but smile every time I visit. Thank you for counting your blessings with all of us. I count you as one of mine. God bless, Maria

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