Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thank you, Teachers!

Here are the lyrics to our current favorite song called Blessings by Laura Story

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
These are the lyrics to Blessings by Laura Story. I copy and pasted them to the inside of each card.

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise


I woke this morning still having a broken heart for my child. I decided to hand write thank you cards to the teachers. I cut and paste the lyrics to the inside of each card. The Spirit led me to the individual verse. No two are the same. Will they even look them up? Will they even know how? Only God knows.
Here they are:


Math - $15 Panera
Teachers make a difference in their students’ lives. I’ll never forget all I’ve learned from you.
This is a song that we listened to each morning before starting our school day. As I reflect on this year, I search for only positives. You have taught us about patience. You have taught us about flexibility. You have taught us about mercy but most important, we learned perseverance. Thank you for all of these life lessons. We look forward to starting over. My only regret this year is not building a positive relationship in which is necessary for Amanda to succeed. I wish you blessings in the future. (Philippians 4:13) Sincerely,

Co-math and science - $5 Panera
Thinking of you…
These are the lyrics to one of Amanda’s favorite songs. She listens to it each morning before we leave. My only regret for this year is that we did not build a relationship. Communication is necessary to be successful. We look forward to starting over. Amanda is a blessing in our lives. We are blessed to be chosen to be her parents. Have a safe summer. (Psalm 139:14)

English - $15 Panera
Some days we have to make our own rainbows.
“You can’t have a rainbow without rain.” I want to share a song that we have grown to love over the last few months. We listened to it each morning before going off to school. We believe that there is a reason for everything, whether we understand it or not. We look forward to starting over. We have learned a lot this year. But my greatest regret is not building a relationship in order to help Amanda be successful. Have a summer filled with much joy. (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Science - $5 Panera
Some days we have to make our own rainbows.
“You can’t have a rainbow without rain”.
I truly regret not building a relationship with you this year. I know in order to have a successful year, communication is key. I want to share a song that we listen to each morning before starting our school day. I wish you good health and joyful days and nights. (Proverbs 28:20) Sincerely,

Social Studies - $5 Panera
Some days we have to make our own rainbows.
“You can’t have a rainbow without rain”.
My greatest regret this year is that we did not build a relationship to effectively communicate the needs of Amanda. We listened to this song each morning before school. We know that God has a plan even when we can not see the whole horizon. Have a safe and joyful summer. (Jeremiah 29:11)

1 comment:

  1. http://www.chadd.org/

    I just got a newsletter today from our county's MHMR department and they mentioned the above website. I didn't know if you knew about it, but thought I would pass it on.

    Nice notes and gifts. I never ever remember to do "end of the year" stuff. Ever.

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