"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten!...and 10th Grade, and 7th Grade, and 4th Grade...

The big day has finally come!  
As I type this post, I am home alone...it is quiet...strange.
Grace has been waiting for this day for two years.  She is thrilled to be starting school and can't wait to learn, meet new friends, and stay at school all day.
This mom's heart worries bit because she is the only (as Grace put it) "girl with brown skin" in her class...broke my heart to hear that from her (more to come on that later).  I know she will hold her own and will do just fine. We were blessed to have Grace placed in a kindergarten class with an amazing teacher and friend of mine.  I know that this year will be filled with so many new experiences for Grace, and I can't wait to watch her flourish!

In addition to having a new kindergarten student, we have...
 A 4th Grader
 A 7th Grader (who is not impressed with the sign he was forced to hold)
 and a 10th Grader!

One of the few times that the kids stand next to each other for photos...

As I sit in my house all alone, I think I am at peace with the quiet.  I am pretty sure I will enjoy the lack of noise...or am I just trying to convince myself?  Five years ago I had the same self talk with myself...I had just brought my baby to kindergarten.  I never thought I would be a kindergarten mom again...
Little did I know that God had some other plans for us!
Thank God for allowing us to change our plans and to grow our family and hearts in such an incredible way. 
Who knows what this school year will bring, but for now, I am going to enjoy the start of an exciting chapter.
Happy First Day of School 2012-2013


  1. I can't believe how much Grace looks like Hanna when she has pigtails in. Crazy!

    I kept meaning to email you about how it went taking out Grace's braids. Hanna had a lot of build up on her hair when her real hair met the fake hair. It took a long time to get it all brushed out and was NOT fun. I am curious how it went for you and if I should have done something different.

    Hope you can enjoy your time alone during the day (must admit I'm a little jealous:). Although after having all the kids home for the summer, it amazing how quiet the house is even with one still at home.

  2. I can't believe that Grace is in Kindergarten!! And I LOVE the look on your son's face holding his 7th grade sign - classic! Ben would not have gone for that! Enjoy your time by yourself!

  3. Love it. your kids are soo great! congratulations on some alone time to accomplish the oh-soo-amazing things you do as a mom!! i bet you'll have a blast! i'll call you soon so you have something to do. :) ha!!