Monday, August 23, 2010

First Day of School

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to get back to my blog.  It’s been such a fun summer and I have lots of posts to catch up on.  The house is so quiet and I am filled with mixed emotions this morning.  I am happy to be back to a routine and some time to myself, but I miss the big kids already.

Gameboy was very excited about 1st grade!IMG_2372

He has grown so much from last year and is ready to see his friends.IMG_2375

Princess wanted to help make sure he was ready on time and Gameboy let her know he could do it all by himself. IMG_2379

The kids were really sweet to each other today and I love watching them.IMG_2376

Princess is off to 4th grade and I can’t believe it.IMG_2382

She is so kind, helpful and very organized.  IMG_2384

We had lots of fun getting ready for school and she picked out her outfits for the whole week.IMG_2386


A Mom's Prayer On the First Day of School
Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed and their lunch accounts are full.
And I know you'll walk with them, Lord. You always do. But a mom still has to ask.
Will You walk with them? Will You whisper to them what they need to hear, when I'm not there to whisper it?
Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection only You can give, and will You keep harm far away?
Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn? Will You help them understand that hard work honors the One who created them?
Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience and wisdom and creativity and more patience? Will You bless them for their efforts?
Will You love all those children there, the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone? Will You teach my children to be kind and unselfish and to love those who are different from them?
Will You point them back toward home just as soon as you can?
Lord, I give them to You today and everyday, trusting them to Your care. Amen.IMG_2393

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