[my life, my blessings, my journey]

first day of school {2012}

Today, I put not just one of my precious girls on a bus, but two. They were ready to begin second grade and kindergarten, ready for routine, ready to see old friends and meet new ones. I am ready for the school year routine, ready for fall traditions and spending some one-on-one time with my boy.

I am not ready to say good-bye to my girls for the day. I'm not ready for alarm clocks and nagging morning rituals to make the bus on time. I am not ready to let them go. I miss them during the day and I know Jack will too. I miss not knowing the details of their days and the spontaneous leg hugs and snuggles throughout the day. I know this is part of growing up, letting go, training them up in the way they should go. I know that with each passing year I am preparing them to leave the nest, to fly on their own.

We are praying for and anticipating great years for both girls. I can't wait to see how they change and grow.

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stacey said...

Adore that photo of C looking down. And the one with Jack? Be still my heart. Love seeing your beautiful face. All of these are precious, A.
I hope they are both having a wonderful first week.