As Evan's school gets rolling today for another year, I am reminded of how blessed we are to have been brought to that school. You helped us see early on that Evan had special needs and you brought us to a school where those needs have been consistently met. As parents, we have special needs, too, and there again you have answered them.
I look around his school and I see you everywhere. There are so many stories of how you have worked through your people to make seemingly impossible dreams possible there. I thank you.
I pray that, throughout the school year, your brilliance will shine on the face of everyone who enters the school's doors. When people look at us as members of the school community, may they not see us personally but instead may they see you. Throughout the year, may humility win over pride. May patience and love win out over our humanity. I pray that we will accept the challenges that inevitably will come our way not as frustrations but instead as opportunities to grow in faith, to know you better, and to see you at work in the midst of it all.
I pray that the school will make decisions according to your will. I pray for a positive impact on not only every student and family but on our community, on anyone we encounter in any way and, ultimately on the world.
Thank you God, for your blessings. May our hearts and minds be open to you throughout the year for you to do what you desire in incredible ways.