Commentary

August 8, 2014

Chaplain’s Thoughts

Chaplain (Maj.) Larry Fowler
56th Fighter Wing Chapel

The slow days of summer are fading and moms and dads are working the logistics of getting their darlings out the door to school.

Most families develop a morning routine to get the children out of bed, cleaned, dressed and fed before they usher them off to school. This can be an exasperating time for parents and children alike. So to all the moms and dads, we wish you patience as you walk through this transition.

As you sort this out I invite you to not only be consistent with your children with expectations and clear directions, but also to be consistent with what one might call “out the door advice.”

Consider the following as a small sampling of drop off lines: “Remember who you are.” “Remember what you stand for.” “Remember you teach people how to treat you.” Or my mother’s favorite, “Act like you have some sense.”

All of these drop-off lines convey to our children our concern and desire that they behave properly, but more importantly, they show our love. So don’t forget the best drop-off line of all, the one you whisper as they head out the door, “I love you.”

Best wishes to all our students as you return to school.

Blessings from Above …




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