Monday, August 13, 2012
First Day of School
I sent my baby off today for her first day ever of formal schooling after being homeschooled up to this point. She's in the ninth grade. It was quite a big deal for her to get everything in order just to walk out the door. It's been so long since I've helped a child do this that it was kind of stressful for me, too. But we made it! I hope she has a great experience. I know it'll be a time of great growth and learning, and I think she's up to it.
It'll probably take a few weeks to adjust to being home alone for most of the day. I've made out a tentative schedule but am open to where God's Spirit may lead. I'm looking forward to trying out new things. I've already signed up to help in the school library and with the hot lunch program. I'm going to go to a Friday morning women's prayer group. That'll be nice. It's been several years since I've been able to participate in a prayer group.
So changes are in the air as Fall draws near. I'm planning on savoring the last days of summer by working out in the garden, taking bike rides, listening to the cicadas, and feeling the hot sun on my face.