Miriam - posted on 09/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I walked into the school literally praying that this would be a good thing- I had just finished my parent/teacher conference with my 4th grader's teacher and it went off without a hitch- but Middle School- that is a WHOLE different ball game!
I was a little early so I sat down in the chair beside the room with 5 teachers in it- as the door opened a tall gentleman asked if I was Kevin's mom- which I wasn't- but he invited me in anyway- really- it's okay- I can wait!
I was a bit apprehensive to say the least- I walked into the room not knowing what to expect when I heard "OH YOUR KALIN'S MOM!!!" I wasn't sure if I should back away now or not but I stayed and sat down- the first teacher started- Oh! If I could just clone him I would! We love him! He is such a great student to have in class! I couldn't believe the wonderful things that were being said of my son- I had tears in my eyes.
One by one each of these 5 teachers made comments on what they saw in Kalin-and as a mother you live for these moments- but there was one common theme when I thought about all these things as I drove home that night- He is so considerate- he thinks of others- there is something DIFFERENT about him- He stands out.
For about 4 years now we have said a prayer before he goes to school- that Kalin would be a shining light unto others- that others may see the love of Jesus Christ in him. I know now that I cannot take credit for this- this is not me but Christ who lives through Kalin.
This now is proof that others DO see the love of Christ through Kalin. He is different and stands out- but in a good way. He has a love for Jesus.
I am AMAZED at how God can work through an 8th grader.