As I am almost the mom's age for the students, often I feel I am their mom.
My Bible reading was 1 Thesssalonians 2 and Paul wrote about how he were gentle among them, like a mother caring for her little children. Sometimes I was frustrated with the students as they are not well planned, not thinking wisely, nor mature. I pray that I will learn to have more patience with them, more love for them, and be willing to sacrifice for them more. I am reminded how much sacrifice physical mothers to their children.
Maybe it is difficult for the students to understand my love and thoughts for them, but I can always pray for them and the Holy Spirit will guide them and open their hearts! Pray the students will come closer to our Lord everyday and experience His love more!