Aug 17, 2011

First Day Emotions

10% Tears.
2 school buses. 1 middle school-er. 1 elementary student.

10% Excitement.
New schedule. New school.

10% Pride.
They are just so stinking cute in their new clothes and big grins.

10% Anxiety.
What if Drew can't get his locker open? What if Finn needs his brother?

10% Relief.
Empty house and a pot of coffee.

10% Regret.
WAIT! We didn't do everything we wanted to do this summer!

10% Exhaustion.
Pool. Pond. Trapping. Snake catching. Friends overnight. Four-wheeling. Tubing. Ohio. Soccer. I don't think I could have packed in any more.

10% Fear.
What if something happens to my boys when they are away from me?

10% Butterflies.
Drew's big eyes and white lips as he saw his bus come around the curve.

10% Curious.
If I could just be a little fly that rides around with Drew all day...

100% Trust.
Trusting in the Lord to be with the boys as in Deuteronomy 32...

He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
like an EAGLE that stirs up its nest
and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them
and carries them aloft.
The LORD alone led him;
no foreign god was with him.

Praying a school prayer...

Help my boys to consider their school work as an act of worship.
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

As they go throughout their days, may their words and their thoughts be pleasing in Your sight.
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Give them friends who will spur them on to love You and serve You with all their hearts.
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.

Use my boys to point others to a meaningful relationship with You.

May they take up their cross and follow You, even down those school hallways.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.


ranelle said...

awesome post..... im sure I'll be blogging my own tearful post in two weeks when James goes to...gulp... first grade! Hope your boys had a wonderful first day

Katie said...

Aw, good post! Sadly the only part of it I can relate to as an adult is the empty house and pot of coffee. :) All the others throw me back a few years. I bet it is hard to realize that there are some things you just can't do for your kids. They have to go through it just like we did. Like middle school... and high school... and all the akwardness and trouble and fun that it brings. God bless you, Joni!