Wednesday, August 12, 2009

K/1*here*we*come



well, guys, we made it through the first day of kindergarten. now, it wasn't pretty - well, as far as my part goes, but we did make it through...



i will tell you that i had a lot of lessons today - a lot of thinking time. i am glad that riley is willing, able, and ready to go to school. some kids close to our family just don't have school as an option this semester - and continually today the lord just kept telling me to be thankful in this day, so that is what i have done. so, not really for you all, but for me, i am putting my thoughts down so that when i look back i can remember, vividly, the pictures that were painted for me this day...

i am thankful we live in a country where schools are abundant and where parents can be actively involved in their children's schooling.

i am thankful that riley is healthy and we can send him to school.

i am thankful that riley is going to be able to be a blessing to others - lord knows he is such a blessing to us...

i am thankful that riley is excited about learning and was able to try and read a book to me - even after just one day...

i am thankful that i can have some time to pour in to our little reed.

i am thankful that riley's teacher is a christian and that we have already discussed our faith - and we are complete strangers.

i am thankful that a friend told me about mom's in touch and i am going to be able to try to charter a group at our elementary school to pray for the school and the people therein.

i am thankful for a husband that has encouraged me to stay at home with our children.

i am thankful for our neighbor, mr. jim, who came and sat with reed while i took riley to school and walked him in on his first day.

i am thankful for my peeps that continually checked on me today - b/c you know what an emotional case i was!

i am thankful for a dear friend that emailed me to share that my mom had given her words of wisdom when her first child went off to school for the first time...

i am thankful that the lord has chosen us to raise two boys to love him.

i am thankful that god is spurring me on to make a fresh start - just as riley is having a new chapter open in his little world.

i am thankful for a god that has listened to me all day - calling on him for reassurance that we have done the right thing!

AMEN!!!

5 comments:

pottsfamily said...

I can't believe he is big enough to be in school. He looks so grown up sitting there coloring. I'm glad he did so well.

kitzkazventure said...

Awesome post my sweet friend! It was a momentous day, wasn't it! So glad we were able to share the "day before Kindergarten" with you! Need some birthday presents....will give you a buzz soon! ;)

Dana said...

beautiful words, mel!
so true for me too!!!

Dana said...

beautiful words, mel!
so true for me too!!!

Sheryl said...

They grow up so fast. Cherish every step of their growth.

Sheryl