She replied in a mildly irritated tone, “Yes. I’m supposed to remember to be safe, be good, and to be kind?” I was pleased she could recite what I’d been drilling her for the past several weeks. I want all our Patrick Henry children to be safe. I want them to remember to be good, and kind. I have no doubts this young lady keeps all of these things in mind every day.
Then I said, “There’s one more thing you are supposed to remember.” She looked at me kind of puzzled. I said, “You’re supposed to remember you are loved.” With a big ole smile and hands in the air she said, “Oh yea, I keep forgetting that one.” As she walked away, I shouted, “That’s the most important one!”
Take Away: Remember that you are loved