Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sent 7 of my babies out the door this morning for their first day of school.  Two more will be joining them later for afternoon kindergarden. 

9 kids in school.

Lucy will start preschool next month...just a few afternoons a week. 

That will leave Anne and me. 

(sigh.)

I cried as I read this post on facebook...not sure how far it's already traveled, or who originally posted it.  I had to share.

"Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed and their lunch accounts are full. And I know you'll walk with them, Lord. You always do. But a mom still has to ask. Will You walk with them? Will You whisper to them what they need to hear, when I'm not there to whisper it? Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection only You can give, and will You keep harm far away? Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn? Will You help them understand that hard work honors the One who created them? Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience and wisdom and creativity and even more patience? Will You bless them for their efforts? Will You love all those children there, the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone? Will You teach my children to be kind and unselfish and to love those who are different from them? Will You point them back toward home just as soon as you can? Lord, I give them to You today and everyday, trusting them to Your care. Amen."
 

Crying again as I repost it.
Blessings to you and your families as we roll with the changes another school year brings.


Alice & Emma- 7th grade, Sam- 6th grade, Grace- 4th grade, Mary & John- 3rd grade, Charlie- 1st grade.
 

3 comments:

Jessi B said...

I like the quote. I think it is fitting for us "big kids" too, but now we are even hoping for those things through all the nerves. Enjoy the start of school!

Jannis said...

Hugs to you Jamie. I know how fast the time goes bye. I just sent our baby Brittany and her big sister Gretchen off to college. But never fail, God always has a plan...Bill and I are going to be Grandparents in Feb. God is good!

Lisa Cron said...

Jamie, I read your blog all the time and this is the first time I think I have commented. I must admit that prayer bought big tears to me also. Thank you for sharing. I am posting that on my fb page for all my friends to see. I have a son who just moved out and is going to Sinclair, one who is a senior and one just starting High School. I also have Dylan who is "differet" due to his Down syndrome. I am always praying for his safety and acceptance from others. Again, love the prayer!
Lisa Cron