I have quite a few friends that are sending a child off to kindergarten. for the first time. (Including my niece, sending off her triplet girls!) I have such sweet memories of those days. Four of them, to be exact. Kindergarten was such a big deal. I have pictures of each and every first day – the very first kindergarten year, to senior year for each of my children. One more picture is waiting to be taken. One last first day of school. for the last of my precious offspring. tomorrow.
“This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24. This is the verse I have used to wake up my beloved daughter each day of school since she began preschool. It is one of her favorites. I will say it to her once again tomorrow. For her last first day of school. We are officially entering her last year of high school. And I’m so very proud of her. Of all my children, but tomorrow is hers.
I plan on not crying. We’ll see how that goes. Right now I feel like I can accomplish that. She would be so happy if that is the case! Or maybe I could at least hold the tears till she drives off. It certainly is a monumental moment – even though I’ve had three previous last first days with my sons, this is the very last one. the. very. last.
last child. last first day. I’ve been a mom for 27, almost 28 years, and I can’t imagine not having a child in school. I will soak up each day this year. Each memory. And I suppose, I will ponder many moments in my heart, as well.
As before, she will not leave this house without prayer for her day. Know that I am also praying for you – especially if this is your first day to send off your precious child. It’s really a big deal. But God is into big deals. And honestly, He is totally capable of handling new starts. Even the last ones. To God be the glory, great things He has done…….
Sara – I love you so! Have a great senior year!!! love,
*update – guess what? I didn’t cry! modern day miracle…..