I have seen them happy on our Satur-dates but not as MUCH as they were this week...
I keep noticing that they become extremely lively when we start singing and we've been practicing their presentation for the Christmas party in our street.
They even invited their dolls and stuffed toys to be with us. They chided, "Teacher, look! Now the classroom's filled with kids..."
I do miss MJ and three-year old Carlo. I wish they were there to share our joy. Some of them have not been attending regularly depending on their family's activities for the day.
A doctor friend asked if we could formalize our Catechism classes, however, it still depends on the group who initiated this.
~I am still praying for a companion to assist me with the smaller ones, a program for both the youth and the seniors and a playground.~
While it's true that they could be unruly at times, I'd look at them with so much love and their presence dispels all the weariness I feel over a week's work.
They are so simple. God I wish I could be like them.
Through those Saturdays that we had, I'd listen to them reciting their prayers and God made me realize that they could memorize (*pray) better by singing.
"Singing is praying. When one sings one prays twice - so said the great Saint Augustine"
Who knows one day we could form our own children's choir. But for now, I have to teach them a variety of Christmas songs. I heard them singing the same "Star ng Pasko" last night.
Me: "So who are we waiting for this Advent season?"
Children: "Santa Claus !!!" ~ hmmm...
(after two weeks)
Me: "Who's the Star this Christmas?"
(Oh, thanks God !)