Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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!