Last month, Ms. V, Tatum’s teacher, told us that the kids would be performing a Creation Play to celebrate God’s creations. She assigned Tatum to be a flower. She was a bit sad because she wanted to be the son, but Anthony would be the sun. So, I suggested a sunflower.
My favorite flower is the sunflower and it’s not necessarily for its beauty. It just reminds me of my father. The last time I saw him, I brought him a bouquet of these bright flowers because they brighten up a room and are filled with joy.
According to proflowers.com, sunflowers symbolize” adoration, loyalty and longevity….. They provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy—attributes which mirror the sun and the energy provided by its heat and light.”
I find that Tatum is much like the sunflower in that she is full of energy and joy, brightening up any room.
So I got her a costume and we were ready.
All the kids sat in a line. (note she sat next to the sun, Anthony!)
And it began:
Ms. V started in Genesis 1.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
Slowly she went through each day, and the kids stood and said their part.
I’m a little sunflower created by God
Then the sun, stars, dragonfly (closest to a dragon for Ryder), kitty cats (Alice loves cats), cheetahs (they’re just fast and cool! The kids got to pick what animals and bugs to be), Adam and Eve.
Then they sang some wonderful celebratory songs about God’s love for us.
Deliciously delightful. I loved how each child had a chance to speak and present.
We love you, class and Ms. V and Coach Matt!