Tomorrow is the big day! It is the day that 21 students become 5th graders in Mrs. T's class. Prepare my heart and my mind for this year. Lord, give me the patience and love that I need. Help to see through the eyes of my students. Remind me to take the time to form relationships with each of them. Slow me down when they need someone to hear them or just to give them a hug. Help me to know that sometimes it isn't words they need to hear, but ears to listen to them or arms to wrap around them. Lord, prepare me for what is to come this year. Let me enjoy the scenes from the "mountains" and to get through the "valleys". I pray for each of my students. Let them get rest tonight and enjoy tomorrow. Lord, keep them safe and to be able to find someone they can confide in this year. Thank you for each and everyone of the kiddos that walks through the school doors tomorrow. Be with all the teachers and staff members as they are starting this new year. Thank you for giving us this chance and new beginning each year.