Why did our family choose Trinity Lutheran School? Simple, Trinity feels like home.
My husband and I both grew up in small towns in the Nebraska Panhandle. Both our schools and classes were small; so small that most of the children I started Preschool with I graduated high school with 13 years later. Several of those friendships that started in Preschool I still have to this day and the same with my husband. It was an experience we definitely wanted our children to have. However, being in a much larger town, we didn’t think it would be possible. When we started to look for a Preschool for our first daughter we were lost. We had no idea where to even begin. We had both heard good things about Lincoln Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran, plus it was close to our home at the time. However, we were not Lutheran. We had no home church and really did not practice any specific religion. We did not know if that would be problematic for a parochial school, but we figured it couldn’t hurt to take a tour.
As soon as we walked into Trinity Lutheran for the first time, I immediately loved it! I loved how small it was. I loved the children’s artwork displayed proudly outside of each classroom. I loved how each teacher seemed to know each student by name and that they interacted with each other in the hallway as they passed. I loved how each student had a smile on their face and truly seemed happy that they were at school. It instantly felt like the small school that I grew up in. Trinity Lutheran felt like home. By the end of the tour, we knew we had already made the decision of sending our daughter to Trinity Lutheran. However; at the time, we had no intention of staying past her Pre-Kindergarten year. We figured we would send our children to public school when they became Kindergarteners.
Fast forward five years and another daughter, and we are still at Trinity Lutheran. Our oldest is in the second grade and our youngest is in Pre-Kindergarten. Both of them are excelling academically, socially, and spiritually. They love their teachers and you can see how much their teachers love them. They have made wonderful friends and I believe that some of those friendships will last throughout their future school years and hopefully beyond. I think that is what brings our family’s story about finding Trinity Lutheran full circle, feelings of home. Not only our children have made friendships through Trinity Lutheran, but our whole family has also made friendships that will last throughout our lives. Interestingly enough, several people that my husband and I went to school with 20 years ago in the Panhandle, now live in Lincoln, Nebraska, and send their children to Trinity Lutheran.
For our family Trinity Lutheran doesn’t just feel like home, it is our home.