In just a moment, lives were changed, priorities were changed, beliefs were changed. Change. Broken pieces.
On Friday, March 2nd, teachers and students in Henryville, Indiana were using every last instructional minute to prepare for the upcoming, highly pressured state-wide I-STEP tests. By the end of the day? Change. Broken pieces. As tornadoes charged through this small town, homes were destroyed, schools damaged, buses and cars tossed about and twisted, and lives were lost. Broken pieces. Broken hearts. Broken dreams.
But yet, a small child was found alone in a field, now an orphan. Her family was killed. In my safe little house far from this insanity, I see her as a picture of beauty from broken pieces. The hope for this brave community.
Tomorrow, I will invite my kindergarten students to stay in a recess and help me peel the paper off of all of our "broken pieces" of crayons. We will melt the colors together into beautiful little crayon chunks. We will send pictures to the elementary school along with the crayons, so that the children can make "beauty from broken pieces." Join us?