It was interesting watching the group in my designated area. I saw some tears from little ones and later, some of my eighth graders admitted to fear, as well. There was laughter (soft, of course, with hovering teachers) and bewilderment. I saw boredom and even some napping. I could not tell you if we were ever in any real danger but you don't take chances in these kinds of situations. What I thought was fascinating was my consideration of two of our principals, Jennifer White (lower school) and Casey Farris who is over our intermediate and middle school departments. Besides their roles as administrators, both also have spouses who work at Westbury Christian. Even more intriguing to me was that they each also have two small children in our school. I wonder what goes through your mind when you are charged with the welfare of many children and that includes your own? The safety of the group insures the safety of your own flesh and blood. I like to think that's how the Lord looks at me, and all His children, in times of danger. That even in the midst of a calamity, He's got me on His mind, that even then I matter. We endure the tornado drills of life constantly although sometimes we must be unaware. I heard someone say last week that it's a miracle any of us make it to adulthood, that all grown ups are in a sense, survivors. We made it through unscratched today and I know many parents breathed a sigh of relief. I would guess our Father is smiling, too.
Applicable quote of the day:
|“There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.”|
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