Week 3

In this post, I’m going to focus on the highlight of the week, which was the field trip.

On Friday, the kids had their rescheduled field trip to the Spring park close to First Horizon Park. None of the other teachers got into the water, and I originally wasn’t going to either. But three little humans dragged me off my seat and into the water. And when those three little faces look at you and beg you to jump in the water and have fun with them, it’s hard to say no.

One of the boys I’m closest to sneaked behind me, sprayed the spring towards me, and got me completely soaked. And so I cupped my hands, filled them with water, and poured them all over him– he absolutely loved it. We ended up chasing each other around the park and throwing as much water as we could cup in our hands at each other. And then, even when I sat down to dry off after the water day, he snuck behind me, filled an empty bottle of Gatorade with water, and attempted to pour it over my head. But working with kids has given me something similar to the “peter tingle” from Spiderman, and I can sense (usually) when a kid is sneaking behind me. So I quickly turned around, grabbed the bottle from his hand, and poured it on his head. His defeat was quickly forgotten in a fit of laughter when he returned to the springs, cupped water, and later poured it on my head.

Overall, the day was super fun, despite everyone leaving their clothes and towels at the park and Mr. Steve having to go back and get them.

During the field trip, Mr. Steve and I were talking about how sad the kids were last Friday since the original trip got canceled due to rain, and I mentioned that it was the perfect day to make this trip. Mr. Steve smiled and said, “Yes, God is good.” And the more I think of that interaction, it made me realize that when things happen to us that we don’t understand, it’s probably because better things are coming. My weekly Bible study brought me to the verse Psalms 46:10

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’”

Sometimes when things don’t go our way, we need to be still and know everything will be alright. Although that’s hard to explain to a seven-year-old who wanted to go swimming, it was shown on the perfect sunny day to play in the water, rather than a cloudy, humid day with on and off rain. Hopefully, they will realize Mr. Steve’s realization that good days after bad days are gifts, and the gift is better after receiving it at the right time.

I learn a lot from Mr. Steve, he’s one of the most genuine humans I know who cares about people. He looks beyond the overwhelming rank of authority he has and ensures everyone is happy, and of they’re not, he’ll stop what he’s doing to help you. I’ve never heard of a CEO that makes lesson plans for a teacher who is sick or stops by to hug the kids in our class. I didn’t intend for this to turn into a Mr. Steve appreciation post, but he certainly deserves it. He’s remarkable.

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