Monday, August 26, 2013

Hitting the books again!

Today, I hugged and kissed my precious boys goodbye and scooted them out the door to begin a new and wonderful year at school. 
 This day is always bitter sweet for me. I am so excited for them and the fun and new opportunities that await them, but I am also so sad to see them leave home each and every day.

 I know that the Lord has amazing things in store for them this year and can't wait to see those plans unfold. He has already blessed them both with AWESOME teachers and sweet friends to spend their days with. I see the Lord's hand at work, and am so humbled at His faithfulness to our family.
Monkey bread was unanimously voted as our back to school breakfast of choice.
 After eating and reading our devotional for the day, we headed out the door and joined the parade of other families already walking down our street on their way to school. It's sea of kids sporting new bright shoes and carrying new backpacks;) Shane went into work a little later than usual so he was able to walk the boys to school with us on the first day too.
Once we got to school, the boys were super excited to show Shane their classrooms and introduce him to their teachers.
Both boys seemed to settle nicely into their new rooms, and the only tears shed as we hugged goodbye were...MINE;) 
 When the boys arrived home this afternoon, they were all smiles. It seems they both had a SUPER-DUPER first day.

The verses we read this morning and are claiming for this new school year are:
Colosians 1:9-10
"We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.


Melanie said...

What perfect verses/prayer for the new school year! Praying both of your boys have a fantastic year ahead of learning & growth! Love them both!!

Sweat Is My Sanity said...

What a great post. I am so excited for this new school year too. Man does time fly!?

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

You are a wonderful mom! I hope the boys have a great year. They are getting so big and so handsome!