Yes, we are blessed at LaRue Miller Elementary! While I cannot begin to adequately pen each individual blessing in this short missive, you need to trust me on this personal observation. The annual “blessing of the school” (thanks to all who attended) always reminds me of the daunting task ahead for the coming 177 instructional days . . . tasks for our learners, their classroom leaders, families, and our learning community. On the night before the first day of school, there is great excitement, expectation, anticipation, anxiety, fear, wonderful smiles, and maybe some tears when thinking about the tasks ahead (and that’s just our Miller staff members). I challenge us this year to focus more on each day; to capture the majestic moments of each task. Look at it this way: the only way to eat the six-tiered cake is one piece at a time.
In his serene wisdom, Ralph Waldo Emerson noted: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” What lies within each learner, each leader, and each member of our LaRue Miller family are extraordinary possibilities; now is the time to experience them! As we embark together this school year through our educational journey, may you and your learner be showered in profound blessings and majestic moments. Count your blessings; we’ll see you on Monday! 🙂