Yesterday was your
1st day of Kindergarten.
I can't believe you are
no longer at home eating
picnic lunches, playing barbies, and
helping with your
little sisters and brother.
These past 5 years have flown by!
Weeks before school
started I had picked out the
cutest backpack and
lunchbox from Pottery Barn,
but you were quick
to let me know you
wanted Hello Kitty!
I gave in and
was Hello Kitty.
(I might I've gone overboard
with the Cricut)
Last week we went to
the school for Sneak-a-Peek.
You saw your classroom for the 1st
time and met your teacher.
Right then and there it became a reality
to your daddy and I that you
were officially a big girl!
You were so
thrilled when you
heard that your teacher's
name was Mrs. Rose.
Being that Rose is your favorite
name. In fact, you
named your baby sister Rose.
The night before school started the
"Back-to-School Fairy" dropped in for
a visit. Of course you whispered to me,
"I know fairies aren't really real, but
it's fun to pretend!"
So we pretended and had fun painting
Jitter Glitter on your nails.
(Sorry there are no pictures I
could not get my camera to work)
Monday morning quickly arrived!
We had to throw away our family
rule, "No one gets up before
the sun wakes up!".
We were up bright and early.
(although when I think about it
it was NOT bright, it was still dark)
Daddy baked you muffins.
(per your request)
And I dressed you in your 1st of many
"1st Day of School Outfit".
(I can remember what I
wore the 1st day of school all the
way back to 1st grade!)
I let you pick what we listened to
on our way to school.
I was not surprised when you chose
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun".
We had to listen to it a few times while in line!
Lottie came to see you off your 1st day!
As soon as we walked through the doors
we saw Mrs. Kristen!
I know you will be in good hands with
all our Summerville family
who work at the school.
Mrs. Rose seems to be the best teacher!
I know you are going to have so much fun
and learn so much this year!
Everyone is calling and asking how
I am doing. Honestly, I thought I would be
a basket case. I am not sure if you will remember but
the day before your 1st day
of school you attended your 1st funeral.
Our sweet friends Whitney
and Bryant lost their 8 day old
baby girl, Henley.
I know a 5 year old at a funeral?!
But I am so happy I took you.
It was the most amazing service I have
ever attended. I know you heard the gospel
several times. And although your little
ears are still to young to truly understand,
I know that even before kindergarten,
where you will learn things
like how to read and write,
you are already learning the most
important thing in life,
that Jesus came and lived a
perfect life only to die and rise again. So
that you may have a relationship
with Him and spend
eternity with Jesus.
As I was driving up to the school
I wanted to cry but the Lord stopped me
and reminded me of how
blessed I am to have a precious
5-year girl to send to kindergarten.
I have been beyond blessed
to have spent 5 years
at home with you. It was
all I EVER wanted
to be a stay at home mom.
I have been able to watch
you take your 1st steps,
say your 1st words,
feed you lunch, play and be
your primary influence your
1st years of your life.
(which honestly makes me nervous at times)
So as you start Kindergarten, I pray
that you will remember
what your daddy and I
have and continue to teach you.
To love others and to love the Lord.
To not only make good decisions
but make Godly decisions.
As I was praying for you this
morning I thought of a verse
Cheaper has given to me many times
throughout my youth and adulthood.
Proverbs 3 :5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understaning. In all
your ways acknowledge Him
and He will direct your paths."
So whether your a kindergartener
having troubles on
the playground or a
senior in high school
making a decision about
what college to attend.
I pray you will trust God's Word.
I'm so excited to see
what our Lord has in store
for my little "President".