When our neighbors told us last year that they were moving away, we were devastated to learn that Gracie would be going back to Campbell County. We loved Community Christian Academy. It gave our child a Christian education that completely closed the academic gap that had developed between she and her peers due to the poor instruction she received the year before. She made friends with great kids that loved her, and went to school everyday knowing that her teachers loved her too. Her days began and ended with prayer. God's word was an integral part of her academic life, and we were comforted to know that she was exactly where He wanted her to be.
The transition back to Campbell County was not one that I was looking forward to. It has been difficult, but thanks to her marching band family, it has been working. However, she really misses her CCA family. So, when she had a fall break, the first thing she wanted to do was visit her old friends and teachers. We took the 8th grade class cupcakes and she had lunch with her friends. I was moved to tears when the kids all came down, tackled her with hugs, and welcomed her like she had never left. The teachers did the same. I wish we could still be at CCA, but am working on understanding that God has us right where we are supposed to be when we are there. I just have to trust Him to know that she will continue to grow in Campbell County Schools now that He has brought us back.
It was a great visit, and Gracie has already asked if she can come back at Christmas.