Tuesday, August 25, 2009

How Did This Happen?


It seems like it was just yesterday that I held my sweet firstborn son in my arms and rocked him to sleep. Now, tomorrow he will board a school bus and begin his school career. He is excited! I am not sure if it is school or the Superman backpack, but either way it is all he has talked about for the past week. Our school shopping is done and he is all set.

Mommy however, is not so ready. Don't get me wrong. His schooling was not a decision his dad and I took lightly and we are very sure this is the right decision for him this year, but it is a huge change and I am not sure I am ready. :) I have been in NO hurry for this day to come. Children grow up so fast and really we only get them full time for the first five or six years if they attend school and man that six years flew for us. I love having Luke home, but I feel very strongly that school is the place for him this year.

Please pray for me tomorrow as I say good bye to him. (We have joked that it is good that Howard doesn't start back until next week because he will keep me from chasing the bus, but I am only half joking, I just might...watch the news tomorrow for headlines of "Mom chases bus, falls flat on her face") He is a great kid and I know he will do well. My prayer for him is that he will let his light shine each day and it is what I will remind him to do as he boards that bus each day. To let His sweet light shine for all to see! I love that boy and cannot wait to see how the Lord uses him. Please also join me in praying for Luke tomorrow, my big Kindergartener!


11 comments:

Meghan said...

It is SUCH a hard day! But you can do it! I will be praying for you and your big boy....and it gets easier.

Devin said...

Oh girl,

You KNOW I am feeling your pain! I understand this totally, and, now that I am on the other side (a.k.a. not crying every moment of the day about this :)) I can say it really is going to be okay. The first day (or three) will be tough, but it WILL be okay.

Colin is loving school, thriving, excelling even (his teacher has already made comments about how much he knows!) and Luke is going to be the same way. He is going to love it, and you are going to love seeing him so excited every day!

I will be praying for you tomorrow, my friend. I know how difficult this is :). My mantra for the last week?

God gives grace, God gives grace....

Love you girl!

Anonymous said...

I totally understand!!! Mine started school a few weeks ago and I trid so hard to keep it together in front of her so she didn't think school was going to be traumatic or something. And she was excited but on the way there, she said,"Mommy,I'm kind of scared"...let me tell you...it took everything in me to keep driving and not turn around and say "okay, never mind". It does get easier, you get into a grove with the other kids but I still do miss her terribly. It just seems wrong that we only get 5 years with them full time. I know some mom's are happy to have their kids in school but I honestly enjoy being with them. You are right though, he will LOVE it and it will be a good thing. I will be praying for you like crazy tomorrow. You are not alone.
Nicole

Hilary said...

I will be thinking of and praying for you tomorrow! I will be experiencing the same thing in a couple weeks as Isaac will be starting kindergarten as well.
I bet Luke is so excited!!! I pray he has a great first day.

Lollipoplin said...

My heart aches with you... I too will be putting my baby on the bus. He is the last of three boys to go. I've been thinking about following the bus in my car and watch him get off & walk into school. Is that allowed?

boltefamily said...

I was wondering that too! I really want to see him walk into school but he really wants to ride the bus and my husband insists I let him! Maybe I will follow the bus...I always wanted to secretly tail someone :)

EMILY G. said...

I will defiently keep you in my thoughts! I've got 4 more years to prepare myself for that first!

Susie (So Blessed) said...

Oh, Kristy...
I'll be thinking of you and praying for you and Luke.
Your post reminds of my oldest
daughter's first day of kindergarten...she, too wanted to ride the bus (such independence). We compromised and I drove her there that morning and she rode the bus home. Of course, I was anxiously waiting and can still picture her getting off the bus in her lavender smocked dress and big hairbow, carrying her lunchbox! She is now 28 and that day is forever etched in my mind and heart. Hope your day is blessed.

Christa @ Quintooples said...

He looked VERY HAPPY when I dropped Reagan off this morning! Our big kids. :*) So bittersweet to see them in Kindergarten. I think it will be a great year.

Carrie said...

I know how you feel. My youngest of 4 just started kindergarten two weeks ago. I had planned on homeschooling him up until the very last week before school started. (He has cystic fibrosis). But then I just knew that school was where he was supposed to be. So far he has done amazingly well. Some days I just want to say forget it and keep him at home but I know in my heart he is where God wants him to be. I also can't wait to see how the Lord uses my amazingly brave and wonderful son....it's really so exciting. I will keep you in my prayers today.

ATALW said...

Time is just so precious...