Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Precious Presents

Merry Christmas sweet friends! Each one of you is such a gift to me. Words cannot even describe how much I treasure you and all of your encouraging words. You are a Christmas blessing to me each and every day.

As I celebrate the birth of our Savior today, my heart rejoices at the gift of our King. My heart and mind also turn to my kiddos and the families and friends of those in Connecticut. Words cannot even capture what they are going through. But I do have a sense of peace knowing they are with Jesus in Heaven today...what a celebration that must be.

My heart thinks of my 17 little ones....my precious presents. What a gift teachers have each day to have so many blessings bestowed upon them. Presents do not have to be material things. I think we often think that presents should have fancy wrappings but some of our presents come to us wrapped in paper of brown. We must see past that paper to the beauty that is inside. We are given those presents to keep safe from harm.

Our children need to be reminded how much we love them. We sometimes get so caught up in curriculum, standards, or paper work - we forget to see the child behind that sweet, toothless grin. These precious presents are our little angels God sent for Earth to borrow....they are the future and heroes of tomorrow.

Remember those precious presents in your prayers-
Always take the time to show them how much you care.
They are a precious present from God above-
Wanting nothing more than the gift of your time and love.
These precious presents have endless worth-
They are God's tiny blessings here on Earth.

Merry Christmas!

From My Heart to Yours,

24 heart notes:

Chrissy said...

Thanks right back to you. I always enjoy reading your posts. Because of you I purchased Conscious Discipline and I'm planning to pull it out over the break and read it again. Take care, Heather, and have a Merry Christmas.
First Grade Found Me

Crayons and Curls said...

Merry Christmas and Blessings to you! Thank you for sharing that beautiful and touching poem! :)
Crayons and Curls

Julie Marciniak said...

What a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing that with us! Have yourself a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

Mrs. Parker said...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for being such an inspiration. The poem is beautiful!

Rhonda said...

Merry Christmas, Heather.
Blessings to you and your family. I hope your day is wonderful.

Classroom Fun

Jessica Fredrickson said...

Merry Christmas Heather! Hope you are having a wonderful day! :) Thank you for always being such an inspiration and source of kindness in the blogging world!


Jill said...

Your words always touch my heart. May your holiday season be filled with joy. You are indeed a special inspiration. Thank you.

L Hill said...

Merry Christmas! What a nice post and great blog. Glad you found me and became our 1st follower!


Owl Things First said...

Merry Christmas, Heather! I pray that God continues to bless you and us through you in the year to come!

Primary Possibilities said...

We are going to be hosting a guest blog hop over at our blog and would be honored if you would participate. Thank you for considering. Stephanie


Merinda Nunez Powell said...

Thank you so much for visiting my new blog this morning! It is so nice to find fellow believers and be able to share ideas. God has gifted you with a beautiful way with words and I look forward to your future posts. Thanks again for stopping by.


FunintheFours said...

That's a beautiful poem, Heather - one to pin up by my desk. Enjoy the rest of your Christmas - and God bless you each and every day :)

krazy4K said...

i love your posts! you are too sweet and i love all your poems. on a side note, a friend of the family who also did her student teaching with me Aug.-Oct. name is also Heather Price just like yours! Isn't that neat? :) Happy New Year to you and I'm following your blog-thanks for following mine even though i still have a ways to go with it.

Lisa Bohaty said...

Hi Heather! I found your blog from a comment you left on my blog. Fun how this blogging thing works! I'm still getting the hang of it all. Your poem are awesome and so inspiring! I am your newest follower. Thanks for being an inspiration to teachers everywhere! I look forward to following you in the future! Lisa

kshort said...

I just joined a linky at Foxwell Forest! It is What a Gift, a rack linky party! Check out my post about it and my tpt store and I will email you one item for free!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love reading your posts. You always uplift me and remind me of the precious gifts in each of our lives! Sometimes we get so wrapped up that we forget to slow down and just enjoy the kids, but you remind me of the wonderful opportunity I am blessed with. Thanks, Tina

Foxwell Forest said...

Hi Heather!

I was so glad that Katie over at The Very Busy First Graders passed on a RACK {Random Acts of Christmas Kindness} to you from the RACK linky party I am hosting because you are a GIFT!

I would be so honored if you joined my linky party and passed on the RACK to 2 blogs that you are grateful for! RACK Linky Party

I also gave you a little shout out on my Best and Brightest of 2012 post and would love for you to check it out: http://foxwellforest.blogspot.com/2012/12/2012s-best-and-brightest-linky-party.html

First Grade in Foxwell Forest

Cool Teach said...

Hi Heather! Great blog and great poem. I taught private for 10 years and loved every minute of it. The snow was great but it was cold! Thanks again for visiting me!