Once you reach middle school, the first day of school pictures aren't cool anymore so you ignore your mom... but she doesn't go away. Amariah's first day of 7th grade. I couldn't even get a first day picture of her cute outfit. She has Athletics-basketball for first hour so she goes to school in practice clothes. Then she has cheerleading practice after school 2 days a week and comes home in different practice clothes. 7:30 to 5:00 is a very long day for such a young lady but she has adjusted quite well.
By the time you begin your sophomore year, you realize that no matter what you say or do... your mom still doesn't go away and is gonna get that first day picture whether you like it or not. Ryan's first day of 10th grade. Goodness... two more years till his senior year, how can that be?!?!
When you're in elementary school, it's fun to have your picture taken. You smile so big for mom, well... kinda big. Robbie's first day of Kindergarten.
It's always fun to find your name in the hall on the big bulletin boards.
All settled in and ready for his big day ahead. The first time for him to be in school all day instead of half-days.
I missed him SO much! We always had the mornings just to ourselves... me and him. We would color, play games, make things, hang outside, watch old school Scooby-Doo, go for walks. But I know it's time for him to go on. It made my heart feel good when he gave me a huge hug and told me how much he missed me after that first day of school.
It's been a little over a month now and everyone has adjusted quite well to their new sleeping schedules, even with full days and afternoons. Football, basketball, and cheerleading practices are going well also. I have to say that I'm actually quite surprised at this because the beginning of school has always been so hectic for us. I'm pretty sure that it has to do with me being home for the first time ever in their school years. Thanking the Lord for that!
One way that I have found to keep Scripture on their hearts and in their minds daily is by texting. Reach them where they are, right? In the morning I send a text to Rich, Ryan, and Amariah with a Bible verse and its reference. I learned this from a friend and I'm so glad that God brought it to my attention. I just love sending them.
I'm grateful for the awesome kids that God has placed in my care. It's not always easy, but I'm so thankful that He is there to guide us!
Homecoming tomorrow! We're all excited for it! =]
Have a blessed weekend dear friends~