First Day of School

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We let Eden put her backpack on just for kicks. She was pretty bummed that we brought her straight home.
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We’re going to miss our crazy boy all day.
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So in true fashion we headed out as a family to school this morning. Josiah was beaming with pride all the way there. He was totally unphased by the whole gym full of kids. He plopped down on the floor next to another Kindergardener and started making friends. I am full of emotion thinking of how I felt in school, but what I have to keep remembering is that Josiah is really not like me at all! He’s so bold, so resiliant, and meets people with the anticipation that they will be friends. He pointed out Abel and Aidan Cooley as they entered the room. He thought it was neat that the other kids were dressed like him. I know he’s going to be fine. I have shed more tears than I thought I would, thankfully not in the Multi-Purpose Room in front of all the teachers. I am pregnant, I’m allowed to be blubbery. I snuggled with Eden on the couch watching Sesame Street, so glad she’s a snuggler! Before I know it I’ll be rushing back to pick him up today. Whatta great boy I have, I praise God that he is such a joy to take to school and pick up from school. I can’t wait to hear about his first day!

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8 thoughts on “First Day of School

  1. woohoo! or should i say boohoo! yeah, i am sorry, maybe it’s because i’ve not seen you in a few weeks but man oh man, i love this kid and thinking about him going to school, just makes my heart feel a little tender. i am so proud of you for raising such an incredible child, what a testament of god’s faithfulness! i love him so so so much, i just can barely believe it. wish i could’ve been there.

  2. This is going to sound strange, but that is one of the things that’s sad about homeschooling. It feels like so much less of a milestone, when you don’t get to buy the neat new supplies and take him to school for his first big day. Maybe we should do something special for the kids on the first day we start back… I know I always loved the first day of school as a kid.
    Anyway, thanks for you comforting words to me. I am hopeful that everything is okay, but also waiting in faith that God is good no matter what he brings our way.

  3. So glad you decided on Battle! I think you will be pleased with his time there–we are still sad that Kindergarten ever had to end. We look forward to seeing you around the carpool line!

  4. jen

    wow… i can’t believe this day is here already! Even though I don’t see you cats as much as I’d like, I still feel like this proud little hen watching Jos walk so boldly into the unknown world that is school.
    and my hat is off to you , kate, for not totally losing it — i’m not sure i would have made it past the sidewalk without water works…. smiles to you, sweetie!

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