Every now and then, some little thing will come along that totally validates you. As teachers, this would sometimes arrive in the form of a little note from a student received AFTER grading deadlines were past. The best ones came from students from many years past, some of whom we barely even remembered.
Yesterday during church meeting in our Écully Ward, we had one of these sweet experiences. Elder Geddes has had the calling to play the piano in Primary for the past 18 months. Between meetings, one of the Primary children handed us a little hand-made card. Translating from French, the card reads:
"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Geddes, Because of your kindness and your love for others, I would like to thank you for all that you have done for us. We love you a lot and we hope you will come back to our church at the end of your mission. I wish you much happiness and a happy new year. Thank you!!! From Lenzo"
Missions can be lots of things: challenging, rewarding, expensive, exhausting, exciting, et cetera. But ours just got paid in full.
Ecully Ward Primary
Lenzo with his hand-made card.
Inside the card. Love the Cherubs!