Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Ok, we did it. Today was the first day of preschool. They had it set up today where the kids only went for an hour and the parents visited in the lobby while they waited. Emma will be going on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30. So anyway, Emma did great. She walked around all morning with her backpack on ready to go. I kissed the palm of her hand and told her that that was a kiss in case she needed it (a tip from the teacher) and reminded her that there was a picture of the two of us in her notebook if she missed me. She gently assured me that she would miss me and then took off running to her class. I took several pictures and then she went on into the class room not even looking back. I moved on quickly to keep from crying. It's not leaving my child that was the problem. It's the milestone. I had to keep telling myself that it wasn't like she's going off to college or something. Anyway, it's exciting but a little bittersweet.

We took her to get her ears pierced yesterday. She had asked periodically and I would tell her, "ok, but it's going to hurt" and she would decide to wait. Well, yesterday, she woke up and told me she wanted to do it. I gave her the routine, "ok, but it's going to hurt". She said, "I know but it'll be ok". So we did... She didn't even whimper. This morning, she woke up and said, "My ears are pierced, my ears are pierced, I just can't believe it". She's so much fun. I love being a mother.

Well, I'll leave you with something I read in a commentary I've been reading.:
No one can ever begin to save men unless he firsts believes in them. A man is a hell deserving sinner, but he has also a sleeping hero inside his soul and often a word of praise will awaken that sleeping heroism while crticism and condemnation will only produce resentment and despair.

Isn't that beautiful? Lord please help me to have a heart that will awaken heroism.

Love from above,



Anonymous said...

Luke starts on Friday! I am nervous as a cat for him. He started really loving class this year. I am on the waiting list for one more day. Theirs is 9:15-1:00. i'll have to write about it! I know i'll cry!! like you said, it's the milestone!

Anna said...

I can't believe Emma started preschool! That's just crazy. She has grown up so much just in the past year or so you have been here. And she got her ears pierced! She's having a crazy week! You and Adam are doing an amazing job raising her. You guys are such great parents. Oh, and I can't wait for this weekend. Don't forget to think of a few ideas for me... ;) I love you so much!

Jessie said...

Oh my! I'm not even a mother, but the pictures of Emma on her first day of preschool were too cute, so of course I cried. Why is that? The older I get, the more I cry. I'm not sure I like that very much! haha Take care!

Kristen said...

You said exactly what I was trying to tell everyone about Camden starting school. It was not that he was leaving me, he has always gone to preschool, it was the milestone in his life of starting BIG school! sniff sniff :(

I can't believe Emma. She is growing up so fast. I wish you lived closer. sniff sniff :( ~~~again...

;) I love you. Kristen

Anonymous said...

Wow Emma is starting to look more like a person more and more everyday and not just a little bitty girl. I miss yall already! only 70 days til im back...i just bought my plane ticket. i hope life is good back home. I hope to talk to yall soon!Give everyone my love:)

Jay Houston said...

I can't believe how big Emma is in those pictures. It is unbelievable. Sarah jane started School about 2 weeks ago too... it was really hard, i cried more than she did, but now we are doing great. She loves it. She told me today that she didn't know what she would do if she didn't go to school. It was cute. I want to see you guys... is October still on?