January 10, 2009

The Mines

Whenever I went back to work after a long break, I mentally sang "heigh ho back to the salt mines we go." When I read the lyrics on Sunday, I realized the seven dwarves work in a diamond mine. Hey, it has been decades since I saw the movie!

Driving to school on Monday, it hit me..... our students are diamonds.
Mining diamonds is hard work, but it has been a privilege to watch them grow from preschool and beyond graduation. Several are on Facebook. Others I see around town and at homecoming. What a joy!

Job 28, referring to wisdom, begins and ends:
"Gold and silver are mined, then purified; the same is done with iron and copper.... God told us, "Wisdom means that you respect me, the Lord, and turn from sin." CEV

2 comments:

Amy Hallagin said...

Thank you so much for that inspiration & scripture verse, Betty! As a homeschooling Mom, that soooo applies to me. Sometimes I need to remind myself of that!

Sarah said...

Betty- you are so sweet! I love how you often speak of your students with such fondness. How blessed they are to have you at the school. You inspire me!