In addition to enjoying a glorious day yesterday, Otis had the pleasure of visiting the pre-K classes at St. Paul Christian School in Nashville. What love welcomed us there! Otis was immediately engulfed in a sea of lunch-scented hands and no-holds-barred hugs.
We talked about our imaginations, and how God’s springtime decorations are all around us, just waiting to inspire creative stories of all sorts. Wheels of young minds began turning about tulips and daffodils, a rescued kitten (Otis approved), school buses and sunshine, and it was promised to me by several budding authors that Otis and I might get an early read of the yarns they would be weaving in their daydreams to come.
I’m looking ever so forward to your tales, little friends! Email me your writings, photographs and drawings, and I’d love to display them here! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As an extra special blessing of the day, our Ella came along with us! She showed the students just the right way to scratch Otis behind the ears, helped introduce the Spring volume of Ella and the Little Red Wagon to everyone, and best of all, got the chance to hug and hug and hug again her precious pre-K teacher from two years ago. Love!
THANK YOU, St. Paul, for your unforgettable kindness, the remarkable politeness displayed by all of your students, of all ages, and for having us in your amazing school. While it was truly inspiring and welcoming in all its bright colors, sunlight-filled classrooms and refreshing breezeways, it was all that and far more in every person, every student, every teacher, every member of your staff whom we had the pleasure of meeting. We hope to return to share the chapters of Otis Goes to School with your older grades sometime soon. You are raising and instructing a fine flock of young folks, and it was our honor to be a small part of your day!
Send us those stories and drawings, little ones. You have faithful fans here at the Otis camp!
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Wishing everyone lots of love and dog bones. Stay tuned next week as we head to Alabama to present Otis Goes to School at the Alabama Book Festival!