Monday, August 10, 2009

The Big Day!!!

So, a day has come that always seemed light years away to me! My baby Paige started kindergarten today. Is that even possible? Can she really be old enough to go to kindergarten? Evidently so! She is attending public school kindergarten. I am confident that the Lord is gonna use this in a variety of ways. As we continue to reach out and connect in our community and neighborhood, the local school is so valuable! I have met a woman already, who is another mother of a little girl in Paige's class. They live just down the street! I look forward to meeting more families with the same connection! Paige didn't skip a beat this morning. She was so excited. I walked her in and she gave me a hug and a kiss and simply said.."bye, momma!" I still just can't believe it!
Annalee, my littlest baby girl, also started preshcool today! As if it weren't hard enough to send Paige off to school, I had to turn around and take Annalee for her very first day of school! She too, was SUPER excited! I wasn't completely sure how she was gonna do, because she can be my wildcard sometimes! However, she did beautifully as well. Like she'd been doing it everyday for the last few years! I have prayed for them all day! My house is unusually quiet! I know I'll get into the swing of things, and I've actually been pretty busy today, but I miss them already! I love having them home! Now don't get me wrong! There are days when I want to lock them outside for a few hours, but still I love having a houseful! It just feels unnatural when everyone is not here! Especially since Scott was home with us this summer. It was by far the best summer we've had. I'm already counting down the days until next summer and it's only the first day of school! Is that bad? I do look forward to walking in a new stage of life as they grow up, but it is just all going so fast! I need life to slow down a little so I can just take it all in!
Good luck with that I guess!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Day Before...

I woke up this morning with the realization that school starts back tomorrow. Not only for me but for two of my children. Paige will start her first day of kindergarten and Annalee will start her first day of preschool. She will be going to the little tree where half of her class is autistic so we are praying for God to use this in her life as well as the friends she will make. As I sat here I thought about the days together we had this summer. Whether in New Orleans, Gulf Shores, or our living room, I have truly loved every minute of the summer! Teaching my children how to make home made popcorn has been awesome! The joy of being with the people you love in the context of what brings them joy is so gratifying it brings me right to the fact that "Better is one day in his courts, than thousands elsewhere." I can't fathom what this truly means for my understanding is so limited, but I can say I can't wait to grab hold of the ultimate summer when the time arrives and never look back at this world. Lord come quickly...