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Change has abounded for us this year. Big change and little change, making life more complicated, but also better in so many ways. I’m reading a fabulous book by my friend Kristen right now called Girl Meets Change and it could not be more timely. I’ll be sharing a full review when I finish it up, but I remember this quote from her from a blog post a while back that goes perfectly with the book as well as my life circumstances:
“The old thing may be familiar, but the new thing may be fantastic.” – Kristen Strong
That’s what I’m holding on to this week because this is happening:
After four years of homeschool, our older boys are going to school for the first time (other than preschool). It is a big time of transition, but I am so thankful to say God has our whole family on the same page and we’re very excited for this new season! How big and handsome do they look in this pic?! This was taken at the school open house when they met their teachers and brought in all of their school supplies and I got a million papers to deal with!
There was a time when The Hubby and I knew God wanted us to move in this direction and the kids were less than excited about the idea. But God… He led us to a school we all fell in love with and we are so grateful. I know every school decision comes with its own challenges, but it also comes with new opportunities for adventure. Shopping for school supplies and planning lunches both count as adventures for Mom, right?!
As we get ready for the first day on Wednesday of this week, I’m focusing on the joy of a God doing a new thing in our family! And it could not be more perfect that I have a post up today over on the Tommy Nelson blog about embracing the joy of back-to-school. It’s for anyone and everyone starting up the school year – homeschool, public school, private school. I hope it will be a blessing to you and your family! I know I will be praying these verses with and for my kids throughout the year.
The little guy, Double J, is only three and will still be home with me. He says we’re going to go on dates to the children’s museum when the boys are at school. He also says he is going to marry me. Cue the heart melting. I haven’t been home with just one kid since the summers when I was a teacher and Big J was super little, so this will be very interesting! I know we will have tons of fun.
And now I’m diving back in to figuring out schedules and lunches and all the things…pray for me.
We start Th. T will be in 3rd; I in 1st. Will you pray for a friend for T who will invite him over to play? He’s starting to notice his lack of play date invites, poor guy. Just hard for kids his age (boys more) to want to play with him.
You got it, Randi. I know that must be so hard for your mama heart. Praying!
This is our second year homeschooling and we started our co-op for the first time today. Please pray my son (2nd grader) has the drive and desire to do well in school this year. We had a bit of a struggle with the “lazy bone” last year.
Praying for you and your son this year, Ana!
Due to lots of traveling, we aren’t starting until after Labor Day. And we’re homeschooling. This year it’s 4th, 7th, & 10th.
I know lots of families starting after Labor Day – nice to extend the family summer time as you need to! Blessings to you on this new school year!