I love Facebook, because it is the “news media” owned by us. We report our own stories. This past week there was a great pictorial of one former student and her new baby girl. The baby is so beautiful. Then there was a great little story of another former student’s daughter hating to leave pre-school. The picture was priceless. One former student is in a very intense military language school and when she posts how hard she is working, I pray for her and her classmates to learn what they need to learn in order to best serve our country. Another is a Marine and his adventures make me smile. Some former students are studying to be teachers. YEAH! One is finishing her OBGYN residency. I remember her over the top sense of humor in 7th grade and know her bedside manner will be second to none. Another is a tech genius and sends me great stories about new inventions and discoveries. I love them all.
Facebook allows me to see the stories of students as they live their lives. My few months with them may or may not have always made a difference, but their lives bring me great joy. I am so proud of them and the people they are. As for the ones who make bad choices, I remember them each night in my prayers and pray they find the grace, which I, a sinner, have found. May their poor choices be a turning point to mercy and love for others.