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