And now we come to our last meeting of the year, in which, we decided to head to our local Botanical Garden and take a nature walk. The girls enjoyed this! They took a stroll through the garden; they were able to pick out some wildflowers we'd talked about, looked up a few unknown in my field guide and enjoyed other wonderful living things on the trail : D
Before meeting the rest of the moms and siblings for cookies and juice (and lots of playing time) the girls gathered in a circle. One of our youngest member recited part of a poem the girls memorized for recitation at the beginning of our school year. It sums up our group and another wonderful year together:
by Charles D. Meigs
Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way,
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer shall be for others.
Others, Lord, yes others,
Let this my motto be:
Help me to live for others,
That I live like Thee.