Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thoughts on Back to School

Today was the first day of school for many of my friends children. Although "the first day of school" didn't mean anything for our family this year, I've had a very sentimental day. I know that soon enough, it will be our turn. We only have 2 more Septembers until Judah becomes "one of them", the ones back to school shopping, the ones with the backpack, hopping onto the yellow bus or being driven by mom, one of the precious children that is having his very first day at school. Most likely he'll be in pre-school next fall but, that will be different. It won't be officially going to school and all day long.  Soon, I'll be that mom, the one smiling and hiding her tears. The one that's so proud of her child and praying for him constantly, the one who can't wait to her about his day.

When I went in to get Judah this morning, I wanted to capture the simple, everyday moment. I know how fast the time will go and I'll now longer be going in there to get him from his bed, with Paisley pulling herself down the hallway after me. When I opened his door today, the first thing he asked me was "What would you like to do today?". I told him that we were going to the beach with Sally, Noah and Levi. He was excited about that. I changed his clothes while he fussed about Paisley playing with his toys. It was just an ordinary morning but, the school buses driving by reminded me that someday, I'm going to miss this.

We had fun at the beach and while we were there playing, I tried to be in the moment and enjoy my children being young. I'm thankful that I get to stay home with them and I hope I can soak up all the moments of them being home full-time with me. I know that every age has it's benefits so, when it is our turn to be the "back to school" people, it will be very bitter-sweet. I will be proud of them and enjoy who they are becoming because I already am!

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from our morning at the beach:
Dancing and playing.
 Puddle jumping.
 Baby wearing.
 Sister smiling.
 Judah smiling.
 Seashell spotting.
Clouds passing and sun peeking.
 Paisley petting.
 Deep and Wide singing.



2 comments:

  1. Warm tears ran down my face as I read your blog this morning.
    So very beautiful. Thank you!
    Love, Mom

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  2. Every moment is a blessing. Enjoy every second! Love all your pictures, be sure to take videos, too. I love to listen to the sound of the 2 yr old Isaac voice or the babbling Liam baby voice. It changes my perscpective, even on the worst days :) Love you!

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