Monday, October 24, 2005

For The Joy of Human Love

Student teaching has been an incredibly draining (and also rewarding) experience. I have had many busy semesters, but this certainly wins the prize for mental taxation. The weekends have been pretty busy too, trying to catch up with homework for my grad classes. However, this weekend my friend Debbie and baby Melody came to visit for supper. It was such a wonderful break from work and school. Both Melody and Debbie exude joy and little children have marvelous powers of restoration!

For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth, and friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise

~Folliot S. Pierpont