Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We Began

I am the M and my sweet friend/aide is G. :)

My two guys are in full swing at school.
Benjamin has declared he needs a holiday.
Luke got to bring home the Morning Message today. He was so proud of it, he wanted to hang it on the wall. It will have a place of honor.
So, there you have it.
They are all smiles. We enjoyed special dinners of their choice before their first night of school. They get to pick the menu. :) Benjamin picked spaghetti and meatballs and Luke picked homemade mac-n-cheese. Last night, a dear friend invited us to their home for dinner so I wouldn't have to cook. HOW SWEET IS THAT???? Thanks Suzanne!!!!
After orientations, I take them individually for dinner or lunch. That my friends, is priceless time. Lots of encouraging can happen: for the mommy and the child. :)
I am busy getting to know a new group of precious students. We had orientation Monday night and what a sweet, sweet group of loving parents! What a joy it is to partner with parents and pray together at an orientation for their children and for our year together.

It was really hard for me to realize Benjamin was at school all day.
I LOVE 2:30 when we load up to go get our Buddy! It is such a fun time for the boys to come home and be together. The first day, I cried because this is the next step, but mostly because I know I am entrusting him to others for longer than I get to have him. I love school, obviously; I am a teacher. However, it was really hard to know we would never go backwards to the "at home" days with naps, walks, and playing ball in the mornings. I know we have the summer, but this is a new chapter for our family. I am really trying to be intentional in the afternoons with Luke knowing next year, he'll fly off to the Big School.


Tonja said...

Praying for you this year! Hope it is the best!

Hi Benj and Luke! Hve a wonderful year, boys! Love you!

J said...

precious! luke is getting so big! i can't believe how much he's changed!

my heart is right there with you...a new chapter. i too, want to be intentional with my time with mw in the afternoons!

happy start to school!

Kristen said...

I love your little "M" and "G" girls! Adorable! Isn't 2:30 the best? I was so ready for her to be home today to hear all about it! I know you have another precious class this year!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Love your football sign! That is so creative. And it's hard getting back to the new schedule, isn't it? But then, about week 3, I start to wonder what in the world I did without it??! :-)