Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Back to School
I think I was more stressed out about today than my kids were.
The boys were going back to the same school and so they were fine and very excited. I think Micah was a little nervous and because I had to drive Abby to her new school, I couldn't meet him at his and get him settled. Eli said he would take care of him and help him find his classroom and teacher. I did run by his school to see that he had found his way to his classroom and he had and was sitting there as they went through the massive amount of supplies they had to all bring! I have been praying throughout the summer for great teachers for my kids... especially for the boys, as I feel many teachers don't know how to handle boys. Micah has a new-to-the-school-this-year teacher, so we will see.
Yesterday, I registered Abby for High School. Just being back in that environment brought back nightmares! She kept saying to me this morning, "Mom, I will be fine... I will be fine." And she will, she didn't seem too nervous! Volleyball tryouts are right after school, so hopefully, she will make the team and she can connect with some new friends that way.
It was a bit strange for me yesterday, that I registered one kid for High School and bought a car seat for another. I also realized that when Abby starts her first year of University, Lilah and Zoe will be entering grade one. Kind of makes me feel young... or maybe old???
A Mom's Prayer On the First Day of School
Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed and their lunch accounts are full.
And I know you'll walk with them, Lord. You always do. But a mom still has to ask.
Will You walk with them? Will You whisper to them what they need to hear, when I'm not there to whisper it?
Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection only You can give, and will You keep harm far away?
Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn? Will You help them understand that hard work honors the One who created them?
Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience and wisdom and creativity and more patience? Will You bless them for their efforts?
Will You love all those children there, the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone? Will You teach my children to be kind and unselfish and to love those who are different from them?
Will You point them back toward home just as soon as you can?
Lord, I give them to You today and everyday, trusting them to Your care.