Aug 24, 2012

Kindergarten.

Kindergarten has been on my mind lately a lot. A lot.

First, I can't believe that my sweet baby is already headed to Kindergarten exactly two weeks from yesterday. I could cry thinking of this. It could even quickly go into the ugly cry, but I'll save that for when I drive home from dropping him off the first day.


I grew up in private school. Elementary. Junior High. High School. And College. It is all I know. I have NOTHING against public school, but the unknown can be scary. Whenever I pictured my own children in school, they were in small, private schools. They were somewhere that a biblical worldview was taught, where teachers could pray with you anytime, where Bible stories were read.  It's easy to picture that when you aren't looking at the price tag that goes along with it. A price tag that we can't afford right now. So... public school it is.

I have taught in public schools. I know amazing people who teach in public schools (including my husband). I know amazing people who grew up in public schools. I know amazing kids in public schools now. Why don't I feel amazing about sending my boy...

To be honest, I have more peace about the journey we are about to go on. I have prayed about it. Peace, please! Within the next couple weeks, I ran into FOUR different people that were connected to the school he will be attending. All four had nothing but GREAT things to say about it.

Just three days ago, I took Archer to his Kindergarten Assessment at his soon-to-be-school. The classroom was clean, colorful, ready for little kids to fill it with learning. I got to meet a few of the K teachers. They were so nice too. I felt like Archer was on...so excited about being there, learning, meeting new friends, his teacher... He clearly doesn't have a problem, just his mommy does. I know that all this is natural, especially when it's the first one...


Another sweet sign that everything WILL BE OKAY... When we got back in the car after the assessment, a new song on our VBS CD was starting. Nice and loud...

You You You You can trust God.

I smiled. Because I know it. And I'm thankful I can. 


I'm linking up with Alissa from Rags to Stitches today for a Coffee Date. 

8 comments:

JessPlease said...

Right there with you Kelly!

Alissa Circle said...

Praying for you sweet friend. Im so not Ready for Katelyn to be heading off to kindergarten next year. Praying for a heart full of peace.

Elizabeth Fadule said...

That is so awesome Kelly! I'm so glad God showed you all that and that you have peace. Looks like Archer is ready to roll! I can't believe your little guy is in school either!! Wow!

Hannah said...

I was homeschooled so I always thought my kids were be homeschooled too. Unfortunately, Hubby thought otherwise. Enrolling my 4 year old in public school this year was the hardest thing I've done as a parent and I'm trying SO hard not to panic about the idea of her being in that environment (not a Biblical environment). Thanks for helping me remember that it'll be okay!

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