I went on my first field trip as Mrs. Wickman today. I went with Hannah's first grade class on their first class visit to the public library. They are learning all about the library and how things are organized, why you have to be quiet and the special things a public library has that the school library doesn't. I had and absolute blast! The kids crack me. First graders are so little yet try to act so big.
This trip also broke my heart. So many kids that are just longing for some attention and love from anyone. They are sent to school in dirty clothes, smell like smoke and who knows what else. One little boy in particular was misbehaving while crossing the street and when I told him I was going to have to hold his hand because he was not being safe, he smiled and held my hand the rest of the way to the library. He behaved just fine after that. He was just looking for a little love, even in a small way.
What a reminder to pray for kids. We never know when we are talking to kids where they are coming from, but we do know that they all need to know about how much God loves them.