Somewhere along the line, I developed the distinct impression that dropping my littles off on the first day of school would get easier as they grew older.
I’m sitting here doing what I do every year since kindergarten… racking my brain… did I remember All. The. Things? The simple things – paper, pencils, glue, markers, calculators, shoes, rulers, dictionaries… those things. But, more heavy on my heart – the real things…
remember Whose you are
be kind even when it’s the hardest choice
do your best even when others aren’t
look out for one another, there will never be another friend like your brother
be courageous, sweet boys – dare to be different than the world tells you to be…
I’m telling you friends, the older they grow, the harder it hits my heart… have I done enough?! They are in Gods hands today and every day, and I trust that goodness with all my heart. But. Man I miss them already, and I sure hope they have the best First Day ever (again, for the 8th time…).
To all you mamas and dads out there with hearts bursting today… we are in these trenches together! Let’s pray that our babies make this world a better place.
Have a fantastic 2017-2018 school year!