Ah. Junior has been a great friend for us and we’re so glad to have him with us in grade four this year. Now that he is moving, we are actually sad but, that’s life. People come, people go.
Jun (our nickname for him), came to our class in October last year. He was a new student. He was chubby and everybody loved to pinch his cheeks! But, Jun was not as nice as he is today. He was so selfish, was easily-angered and he loved to talk in the wrong time (like asking questions before being given opportunity to, asking questions about things just being explained like in two seconds before!)
Time went on, we made friends, we played together and learned together. Jun is now a different friend! He is now no longer selfish, he is now trying to understand that he is not living this world alone. He is not as easily-angered as he was back then. He has learned that there are times he needs to control his emotions. But, he still asks those questions. Yeah, the questions he actually doesn’t need to ask.
We all learned. Jun learned not to be selfish, we learned that we are actually growing together in the family. Jun might not be a perfect friend. But who is a perfect friend, anyways? Nobody is perfect, only Jesus is.
As we were writing our love letter for Jun today, we learn that in a family, we love. We love and we show that.
Jun has been our dearest friend and he will forever be.
It’s okay to say goodbye because goodbye is a short version of “God be with ye!” and we are praying that God is always with Jun.
Grade 4 Sekolah Lentera Harapan Palopo. 🙂