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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sing at the pool

Funny story...

I picked up Cora from school yesterday, and she very excitedly told be about how she was going to "sing at her school in the morning." I was a bit confused because I didn't see anything in her folder about any such singing, but I didn't argue. This morning after we left Carleigh's school, Cora tells me I don't know about the pool. Pretty random, I know. I ask her what she is talking about. After a few minutes about the pool, she tells me she is supposed to sing at the pool this morning. The lightbulb then went off in my head, and I realized she heard her teachers say they were going to sing at the pool, when what they really said is we will "See You At The Pole." In case you don't know what that means, I'll explain. In 1990, a group of kids from Texas decided they were going to pray for their school, their friends, and teachers. So, they did. Their idea spread, and students across the state and nation began gathering at their poles as well. Students gather around their school's flag pole, and they pray. I was among one of the students who gathered with my friends around our pole in 1991.

So this morning was See You at the Pole. We went to Luke's school first and prayed...for his friends, his teachers, the staff and administration, and the school district.
And then we went to Carleigh's school. We prayed for her friends, teachers, staff and administration, thanked God for our schools and the blessing it is to receive an education, and thanked Him for a country that allows the freedom to gather around a pole and pray. I was blessed to see so many faces I knew. What a comfort to know there are good, Christian teachers at her school.
And then we went to Cora's school so she could "sing at the pool!" :) I didn't get a photo of her singing praying, because she is not still for very long, but here's one of her and her sweet friend at lunch at her school the other day.
Please join me in praying for our children, their teachers and staff, the administrators, and our government officials.
Hope you'll join your child next year as they sing at the pool! ;)

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