I cried a little on the way home. Thinking of how proud I am of them. They are good kids. They are excited to start a new year! and It's going to be a good one!! I am so glad Daddy got to see them off on their first day... He won't be home for their last day, and many days in between. But it's not time to think of that now. Push that out and focus on TODAY. What TODAY IS!!
and it's the First Day of a NEW Year!
(I tend to categorize the new year as in the start of school.. and not in January.. anyone else?)
Today when I woke them both, I hugged and kissed many times to get them (ME) through the day. I've grown so used to accepting during the day: Addie's tight hugs around my waist and Garrett's little giggle as I steal a kiss on the top of his getting too tall for me head! I'll have to wait a few hours now. Micah will have to wait too. He is lost without them. "where Addie go? G back soon?" ....
"Yes. They will be home soon", I tell him (myself). And I know before too long it will seem like they are home "soon" and the days will fly. My time will be cut short by the buzzer of my "don't forget your kids" alarm on my phone! .. but today might seem a little longer.
I told them both a few things this morning... and again in their lunches..
1. I love you
2. I am so proud of you
3. I am excited for you
4. I have prayed for you and your day
I hope they can hold one to that if the day seems long to them.