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| All right. Life is back on track. Kids back to school. I thought it was going to be easy. Been there. Done that. Madison cann't wait for her first day of kindergarten. Cann't wait to see her big sister in the playground. Cann't wait to play with all her old friends in school. SHE JUST CAN NOT WAIT.
Last night after consulting with her sister, Madison carefully picked out the clothes for this big day and laid them nicely on the couch. This morning, she woke up early only to find out her sister still asleep. She tiptoed downstairs asking me if I could help her with the toothpaste. "Mommy, I'm so excited for the first day of school!" she said to me. "So am I, sweetie. I cann't wait for you to start kindergarten!"(now all of you moms out there, you know what I mean by this...) She looked herself in the mirror and walked away like a proud lady.
I quickly fixed them breakfast and thought I still had plenty of time before we left for school. As I was about to take my first sip of coffee, this little girl had already finished everything in her plate and emptied her glass of milk. "Mom, I'm ready for school."
Got in the car. Turned on the engine. "Mom, Alistair Begg, please." Madison requested. It's been our morning ritual that on our way to school we would always tune in to listen to the Truth for Life radio broadcast. The paster's name is Alistair Begg. The girls are used to listening to his sermon with a funny Scottish accent on their morning ride to school. What better way to start our day with the wisdom of God?
As we drove in to the parking lot, you can see a lot of anxious parents walking their precious little children to school on their first day. It felt like just yesterday I walked my 8-year-old to school for the first time. I couldn't sleep for days and had tears in my eyes when I saw her wave good-bye to me in her brand new uniforms in the hall way. And now I'm accompanying my little Madison to kindergarten. But, I've grown more mature about it. This time, I'm not going to cry.
As soon as we got to the playground, Madison found her buddies right away and disappeared in no time.
The students were lined up and waited for instructions to start their new day at school.
It's a Christian School. The principal started the morning with a prayer.
When I captured her folding her hands, bowing her head. I got a little choked up!
"Lord, may you shower your blessings on this precious child of yours and fill her day with lots of joy! " I prayed.
One more last word before going into the classroom.
I have to admit Bridgette always gets more new stuff than her little sister. But this cute monkey backpack is totally brand new. Madison was happy that she got this one.
After the teacher explained the logistics of picking up children, as much as they did not want to, parents had to part from this point on.
"Say bye-bye to your dad and mom, we are going to have some fun today." the teacher said.
Look at these kindergarteners! Don't they look all fired up and ready to go?
After I kissed Madison good-bye, I got choked up again.
This is not as easy as I thought it would be. She is my little girl and will always be.
Now, it's official. Madison is in kindergarten.
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