First day of school photos are precious, there’s no denying it. But one Louisiana mom’s photo is going viral for what her kids decided to do before starting the school year.
Jamisha Harris, of Baton Rouge, shared a prayer and photo of her three children — Eugene, 10, Jorden, 8, and Emily, 7 — praying before their first day of school Monday.
“Dear God,” Harris wrote on Facebook, “this morning I’m feeling nervous and a little unsure but thankful…”
What you can’t see in the photo is that the Harris family reportedly lost their apartment the day before, and Jamisha and her husband recently lost their jobs.
“It has been very hard for all of us,” Harris told Fox News. “And with all the tragedies events that have been occurring in the world lately, I feel nothing is safe for my children and we are praying because I am sending my children into this wicked world and mommy is not there to protect them.”
The family prays together every morning before school.
“We pray for everyone: teachers, bus driver, friends, family members, we pray for a change and peace,” Harris said. She added: “They may have taken praying out of schools but not out of God’s children.”
Harris started a GoFundMe page called “Praying kids” Friday with a goal of raising $2,000. They’ve already crushed that goal by raising over $34,000.