Twas the week before kick-off and all through the office
The color copier was down and I was trying not to cuss.
The carts were getting full with loads of supplies,
And I was filling up my small group leader board with a few last minute guys.
Training was happening and people were getting into place,
To begin this year—to start this race.
Prayers were being prayed, curriculum was being read,
Team notes were being sent and lots was being said.
The bagels were bought and people were lining up to be fed
But I was really just ready for bed.
As I remembered all He has done and who He has brought
I started to cry and since it was me--it was a lot.
I was overcome by the incredible commitment
From these volunteers, whom God has sent.
Once again, I realized how blessed I am
To work and serve alongside such a great fam!
There was a spring in my step and joy in my heart
To begin another year, to have a new start.
I prayed for this team, these incredible peeps
And asked God to make them stay in elementary for keeps.
At the end of the day, when all is said and done,
To God be the glory for these amazing servants, each and every one!