Here we go. First week of school. Maggie in second grade and Jessie in preschool. How is this even possible? Both jumping back into this tenuous routine we have established, even temporarily until we can close on our old & new homes. [Which I cannot wait to get into our home here in Brookings, if only to have time in my day to sit and drink my coffee. Leaving the house at 6:45 a.m. does not leave much time for that.]
These pictures were taken as they/we were rushing out the door and are a little blurry, which says something about our life right now. We are living out of boxes and suitcases. I'm feeling a bit like a freeloader eating my in laws food, using their laundry [and Bonnie sometimes doing it for us]. Yet, I feel oh so blessed. The Lord has given us a roof over our heads and food in our bellies. Grandparents doting on their granddaughters in ways that they [and I] never imagined.
My prayer the beginning of this school year:
Bless us oh Lord
Let us be the parents you have intended for Maggie & Jessie
Watch over them in their new schools
Guide them to godly friends
Keep them physically and mentally safe from harm
Help them to make good choices
Help us to be their parent and not their friend
Show us what each needs to feel
a blessed part of this family
And a princess of the King.