Monday, July 20, 2009

Kale's first day of school

Well, it has begun. Kale has officially started "school". He was happy to be there and was interacting with everyone. After a little bit, he must have picked up on my apprehension because he suddenly became clingy. God smiled on me because at that same time, it was time for his class to go outside to play. He went down the two steps and took off for the Little Tikes car. He never looked back. I went inside to finish some paperwork and then went back to check on him. He hadn't even missed me yet. So, I left. I didn't say goodbye and have a good case of mother's guilt on that one. However, I figured it would be easier on all of us if just this once I let him enjoy playtime and slowly figure out on his own that I had left. He has everything he needs there and I know they will take great care of him.

We took some "going to school pictures to document the day....and I will add those later at home.

Mema is best friends with the kleenex box this morning. Say some prayers for her. Ep and I are used to our daily work routines, but Kale has BEEN Mema's daily work routine for the past 21 months, so obviously she is having the hardest time with this change. It will get better and easier. She said she might just play a video all day so that she can have some noise in the house.

I will let you know how it went for Kale...and let you know when the reality of all this catches up with me. I did find quite a bit of peace within this message that was delivered to my email today:

God has given you all power and authority to overcome every obstacle you may face in life! That means you are well able to do what God has called you to do. You can accomplish your goals. You have the ideas, the creativity, and the talent to be successful. You have been armed with strength for every battle!

God has already lined up the right people to come across your path. He’s already lined up the right opportunities. You have everything you need to live a victorious life. Not an average life, not a barely-get-by, mediocre life—you were created to excel. You have seeds of greatness on the inside.You may not have seen it in the past, but if you’ll stay in faith, it’s just a matter of time—victory is on the way. Don’t settle where you are.

Rise up in faith today and begin to declare, “I will accomplish my dreams. I can overcome any obstacle. I’ve been equipped and empowered to live in victory in every area of my life.”


"Heavenly Father, thank You for the power to overcome every obstacle I may face. Help me to see myself the way You see me. Help me to embrace the victory You have in store for me today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen."

1 comment:

Amy said...

Today was Ivie's first day in the 3's room, so it's a big school day for everyone!

He'll do GREAT, Marcia. And he'll love playing with all the other kids. And the best part about them going to "school" is that you get to go pick them up at the end of the day. It has always been, and still is, my absolute favorite time of the day. Turning the corner, watching them see you for the first time, and getting a look of joy in their eyes. You'll never forget it.

And the best thing to do is to convince Ep that HE needs to be the one dropping off in the morning. Then you only have to do pick-up. That's how we do it, and it's GREAT for me. :-)