Today I will board a bus with 60 fourth graders and ride up to Nashville to tour the Capital and the home of Andrew Jackson. I have decided to spend one of my 700 days off ( I figure that’s about all I get in my working career) not because I am such a political history buff that I have a great desire to see these historical landmarks again. I go to impact the children that I have been given. To me this is part of that whole leave it day to impact people thing.
So today, I leave too much work undone, and head off into the land of elementary education. Sharing my day with a bunch of over zealous fourth grade boys, hopefully impacting them in a way that helps turn them into men, and in a way that leaves some moments that they will talk about about the high school reunions which will come all too soon.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)