A snowflake. Is there anything else more delicate? Intricate? One-of-a-kind?
It still blows my mind that each one is made differently. It reminds me how complex the world was created…and a lot of times we just take it for granted.
This week’s photo challenge wanted readers to post a photo that means something ‘delicate’ to them.
A few weeks ago I was preparing my classroom to look ‘Christmas-y’ with my kindi students. I, of course, whipped out the old trick of paper snowflakes. The kids had never made them before and had an absolute blast cutting paper. After trial and error, trial and error (lets face it, it took us ALL a while to figure out that you cant cut all the edges), we finally had a winning batch of truly unique snowflakes.
I taped them to the classroom window, and let the kids enjoy their creations. The sun started shining in the window very harshly, so I was asked to shut the blinds. I did, and we were greeted with an even more amazing snowflake design. A shadow cast on the blinds!
I love snowflakes. I love my students.
In more recent news…we all know by now about the horrific tragedy that struck Connecticut. It’s hard to describe in words how I feel. Being a teacher now to so many little smiling faces, I can’t even imagine that happening to my precious little souls. All I know is that I love them. No child should be/or have to witness others being gunned down in cold-hearted blood. No innocent person either for that matter.
Children are delicate. Sincere. Passionate. Loving. Loyal. Innocent. Creative. Forgiving.
The list could go on and on. At 6 years old a child has barely known life.
All I know is that God loves the little children, and welcomes them with open arms.
Matthew 19:14 says: “[…]but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Children are like delicate snowflakes. Each one-of-a-kind. Don’t take them for granted-you never know how long you’ll have them.