Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It's Finally Here - the first day of school

I can't take it, it's finally here the first day of 1st grade. It's a official I am the mother of an elementary school teacher. I have so many feelings running through me. I asked Michael to
stay this morning and help her get ready for school because after the wreck I was last year with just kindergarten I knew I would be a wreck today. I feel like a big hole is in my heart, she'll be gone all day and I know I'll miss her terribly. I'm excited on the one hand and nervous on the other. I pray that we have layed the foundation well as we begin this new and exciting chapter of our lives. She will no longer have just our influences but the world's as well and I trust that God will protect her and guide her, as long as we continue to teach her to trust in him. Not so easy for an adult to accept let alone my little six year old.
A Mom's Prayer On the First Day of School
Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed
and their lunch accounts are full.
And I know you'll walk with them, Lord.
You always do. But a mom still has to ask.
Will You walk with them?
Will You whisper to them what they need to hear,
when I'm not there to whisper it?
Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection
only You can give, and will You keep harm far away?
Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn?
Will You help them understand that hard work
honors the One who created them?
Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience
and wisdom and creativity and more patience?
Will You bless them for their efforts?
Will You love all those children there,
the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone?
Will You teach my children to be kind
and unselfish and to love those who are different from them?
Will You point them back toward home
just as soon as you can?
Lord, I give them to You today and everyday,
trusting them to Your care. Amen.
(taken from another mom's blog)

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