You can see on the table (pictured above) a bottle of holy water and the Book of Blessings. I will be blessing our new infant room in the child care center on Monday morning to really get Catholic Schools Week kicked into high gear. I had just finished those preparations when the school secretary asked if I had a minute to answer a few questions from a student.
Charlie stood at the door and said, "I am not in trouble. I just want to ask you some questions about your office." I invited him into my office and pulled up a chair for him. I wasn't sure how this all came about, but I eventually found out he was just waiting in the office to be picked up. Anyway, he wanted to know more about what I did. (There are some adults that probably wonder that sometimes too.) We discussed my role as executive director. He wanted to know the difference between being an executive director and a principal?
We covered these topics and a few more. The inquisitive mind of a child is refreshing, and his questions were very relevant. I was grateful that he tossed me a couple of easy ones in the process as well. "Do you listen to the radio while you are in your office?" Now that I think about it, I need to get a radio for my office.
When his ride showed up and he prepared to leave, I took a moment to give thanks to God for that brief visit. Getting stuck in the muck and the mire of running the institution can sometimes be daunting. Moments like this with one of the students reminds me why I do what I do. Thanks for stopping in Charlie.