A smile. That’s all it took was just a little smile from a sweet little three year old boy to teach me that my gift from God was to become a teacher. He didn’t say anything. All he did was smile. And with that smile, I instantly just knew. God has given me the gift to become a teacher.
I’ve always knew I wanted to teach, but I never thought of it as God’s gift for me. God had a different plan for me for my senior year. I walked in on the first day ready for all the football games, basketball games, senior night, and prom. But I didn’t know that God had a completely different plan for me. He didn’t plan for me to go to the football games, basketball games, senior night and prom. He wanted me doing school work from my house and helping out at the pre school at my church. And that is exactly what I did. I started my journey on becoming an assistant aide at my church’s pre school. And that’s when I met Raelee.
Raelee. Sweet little Raelee. He was the sweetest little boy. One day during lunch I was watching his class when all of a sudden I see him come up to me and sit in my lap. He didn’t say a word. What he did was, he turned his head and smiled at me. Once I saw that smile, I just knew. I knew that I was meant to be a teacher. That’s all it took. A smile from a sweet little boy to tell me that God’s gift to me was teaching. But I didn’t know that He wanted Raelee to come home weeks later.
Raelee went to join the Lord on December 18th 2015. God had a plan for Raelee and once Raelee fulfilled his work on earth, God wanted him home. And that is where he went.
Just a few weeks before Raelee’s death i got the opportunity to become a Sunday School teacher. I currently teach younger 4s and older 5s. Since Raelee’s death I have been making sure to hung my kids tighter and to remember each moment with them. Raelee also taught me how children can teach even adults a lot of lessons. And when a child does, make sure you take the lesson in.
Thank you Raelee for teaching me that my gift was to become a teacher. I love you and I will always remember you sweet boy.