Wednesday, September 21, 2005

See You at the Pole went great!

"See You at the Pole" went great! We had about 50 people in attendance.

Yesterday when I dropped Gracie off at school, there was a large professional sign posted on the marquee in the back parking lot where people do carline. I was surprised to see it and wondered who had put it there. I had passed out a few flyers I'd "homemade" on my computer but had done nothing professional like this sign.

This morning we showed up around 7:00 and there were already quite a few people gathered. There was this other couple who looked to be "in charge." I had prepared my husband, Chris, to be in charge if noone else seemed to be, but apparently these people were ready to get it started.....which was fine with us!

They had sheets printed with the words to some songs and we all sang together. There were probably about 7 or 8 different people who prayed throughout the time we were there. A couple were planned, then at the end it was opened up to anyone. Chris did actively participate in that part.

Afterwards, we talked to the man who was in charge and we all agreed that we need to do this every year. As far as he knew, it was the first year to be done at this school which we thought as well. His wife had gotten the professional sign made.

I do have to admit something. This is hard for me to admit out loud here because some may think badly of me but one thing I've learned in reading blogs is that people are usually very open & honest when writing them. In what I consider to be my conservative upbringing, there was a time when I would have been uncomfortable singing along with a guitar and praying with people who I'm pretty sure don't share my every belief on every subject. However, as I'm maturing I'm realizing that some things are just okay. I still consider myself to be quite conservative and I wouldn't probably feel comfortable with instruments when I worship at church and I probably don't agree with all of those people on some faith issues, but I can gather with them to pray for our children and their teachers and their school and I am so thankful to God for all of these people who love God and want to seek his protection for their children.

Dear Lord, Thank you for all of the people who gathered today to pray for our children, their teachers, and their school. Please be present in our public schools. Some say you can't be there, but we know you are there anyway! Thank you for that! Please be with all of the teachers and administrators at Gracie's school as they work to teach the children. Please keep the children safe & mold their minds into what you want them to be!


TMK said...

Our high schoolers had SYATP this morning. Such a wonderful thing! Have a great day.

Malia said...

I'm so glad that it went well! I'll have to ask the moms at church who have children at the elementary school that my daughter will go to if they did that/do that at this school. We will definitely want to participate next year.

Chris said...

I'm proud of you for helping get this going at Gracie's school. You are helping shine the light of Christ to the people in our community.

Kate said...

I'm so glad that there was such a large turnout! I was rather disappointed in the amount of high schoolers at ours (and NO teachers or parents). What a great opportunity for Gracie to see her faith and school hand-in-hand!