Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The big send off

 Yesterday morning started out like this.  Absolutely beautiful.  I have been really nervous about how Alexis was going to do going back to school.  If you want to know why, check this post out.  {Anthony ended up not being able to come with us for yet another first day of school}  I started praying really hard for her to have peace and comfort when returning back to school.  I prayed for my own calmness as well.

Our day ended with an amazing rainbow and breathtaking sunset.  The day was full of Gods love.

As I was tucking Alexis into bed I did the usual read a story and end with singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".  Something that I have done since she was born.  Mainly because this is the only song that I can ever remember and it seems so soothing.  This time it was different.  I made it to the second verse and as I was rubbing her back I got choked up.  Realizing that it seems so recent that she was a baby and the thought of sending her off to school hadn't even crossed my mind.  I am an emotional person.  I am completely aware of that.  I would cry when the kids out grew their 0-3 month clothes and then again their 3-6 month.  It kept happening.  I can't stop them from growing.  I want to make their life perfect and I don't want them to ever experience heartache or pain.  I had a hard time sleeping and I woke up very nervous.  Alexis woke up crying that she did not want to go to school.  Actually she said she wasn't going!  I was pretty bummed because I felt let down that my prayers weren't answered and we weren't feeling that sense of calmness and peace I needed.

With a few of these and more prayers, something clicked and she was a different girl.

All smiles and ready to go!! We said good-bye to daddy as he went off to work and we headed for school.

Still smiling

She found her good friend right away and I could feel her tension release and joy return.  Thank God!
There were NO TEARS!!!

Come back tomorrow to see how Wyatt's first day of preschool goes...


  1. hooray! praise jesus for calm nerves.
    i totally identify with your emotions at each new change-i am the same way;)


  2. Yay!! I'm glad everything went smoothly!!!

  3. I am so glad things went well! Yay for the first day of school, especially when it's a good one!! Hope tomorrow is just as good!

  4. those pictures are AMAZING!!!! Just wow.

    and so glad to see the first day went good for your little girl. She is SOOO cute. Precious.

    I will be excited to come back tomorrow and see how the little guy did. My oldest is 3 and tomorrow is his first day of preschool also. It's only three days a week for 2.5 hours, but he has been home with me every day since he was born so this shall be interesting!!

  5. The sky pics are incredible! What an awesome God we serve!
    And so glad the nerves were calmed and all went well!

  6. So glad it went well once she got over her initial fears. : )

  7. Glad those fears were stilled!
    And love those sky pictures!
    Beautiful Sky Girl!!! How awesome is it that she got a rainbow on her first day! Apparently, Gods promise to never floor the whole earth again applies to tears too! ;)


  8. aww what a sweet story :) My kids first day of preschool is tomorrow...I'm so emotional too - it's so tough. I am glad that your daughter did well though!!

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  9. Aww I'm sure as the days/weeks progress she'll settle right in...& what a cute pic of your daughter with her friend :)
    I know where you're coming from though...
    And look at that gorgeous rainbow...maybe that was a sign that all will be well!

  10. wow! what an amazing sky!!


  11. Gorgeous pictures!! I'm so glad that she went and had a good day! It always helps to have a friend, no matter how old we are! : )

  12. love the sunset pics. gorgeous! and so relate to the crying over too small clothes. now we're at the stage that we're getting rid of ashlyn's altogether. it's even harder. i hate time.

  13. She looked so cute! I'm glad that her first day went well.

  14. so much transition but so exciting. her and her friend are beautiful!!!


  15. Your kids will grow up, get married and have kids of their own and you will still feel the same way. I still remember taking you and Leslie to your first day of school as if it was yesterday.

    Love Dad

  16. god doesn't always answer prayers in the way we want but, prayers are answered. I know this will be a wonderful experience for her. especislly if it GOD'S will for her to be there.

  17. Your kids are SO cute. Pictures are amazing. Great rainbow. So nice to have God's promises. I totally drink that Tension Tamer tea. Good stuff. Happy back-to-school for your kids.

  18. Aww, she is such a cutie pie. And those sunset pictures are breathtaking! So beautiful :)

  19. Your pictures are always so captivating. One of my favorite things about your blog. :o) You are precious, my dear bloggy friend.


  20. These photos are breathtaking sweetie!

  21. WOW!!! Those pictures are amazing and I am so happy that she had a good first day... what a sweet post :)

  22. ahh so sweet! I almost forgot what the first day of school feels like!

  23. So glad anxiety passed and peace came! I still regularly quote 1 Peter 5:7 to my kids... so much that they've all memorized it. :)

  24. rainbow AND a gorgeous sunset.

    two for one special.


    you have had some gorgeous skies lately! unbelievable!

    so glad your prayers WERE answered. :) In HIS time. :) even more awesome.

  25. i found you through Jami's link up and I just had to comment! My eldest daughter started Kindergarten this year and so I could totally relate to this. I am so glad that her first day was better - what a blessing! Your latest follower. :)


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