Sometimes we begin a journey and have no idea where it is going to take us. Most of the time I think we actually may believe it's one thing and God surprises us by leading us somewhere new...somewhere we may not have thought of.
This comes to mind as I share a session of a sweet family from our school. Did they realize when their daughter started at the school that mom and dad would both end up teaching there this year as well?
Our family has the joy of walking part of this journey with them. She's Claire's teacher and we love her! She is fanning the flame of loving to learn in Claire. I've also had the opportunity to visit in his class and his love for the students and what he's doing is evident. And because older students are always paired with the younger students, both of our older girls have spent some time enjoying their sweet little girl.
They laugh a lot together...delighting in the family God has given them. Her with her little toothless grin just brings a smile to your face.
But what I really noticed was the way they live out God's instruction to parents in Deuteronomy six. Loving God with all their heart, and soul, and might and teaching their daughter of who God is, His ways and character. And not just in a book learning kind of way but in that "...you shall teach them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way..." kind of way.
So, I'm not sure if they had any idea where God was leading them when they first came to our school...all that He would do for them and through them. But what a lovely journey it's been so far!