I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog! I am a Women's Minister and a former Pastor's Wife. I love finding God in my regular-everyday-stuff. I struggle with keeping up with the laundry, I love blogging, and my kids are my first line of ministry. I am recently widowed. So God and I are on a brand new journey as I try to find peace and understanding. Please grab a cup of coffee and let's get to know one another as we journey on our faith walk together.

Monday, August 16, 2010

First Day of School

Wow!  What a morning this has been!  The first day of First Grade!!  Jordan woke up super excited about her first day of school!  While she was excited about her new classroom and another great new year at her school, there was a comfort level with this year that she didn't have last year. 

Last year was her first year in a new school, in a new city & state... but this year, part of her excitement was about seeing all her friends from Kindergarten.  Orientation was last week, so she knew exactly where her desk was and who would be sitting beside her.

This year was different for me as well.  Last year I remember sitting next to her at her sweet little table and trying not to cry as I noticed how nervous she was about this new school.  This year - me and some of my favorite Mom-friends stood at the back of the room - snapping pictures and catching up ourselves.  While we watched our daughters lavishly pass out hugs and giggles as they did the same - catching up and showing off their new school supplies and being giddy about how they had the same school box!

I'm now at home with my sweet little 3 year-old son, back on the potty training schedule and settling back into our "school normal" - as Jordan put it this weekend.

I wouldn't be the proud Mommy that I am if I didn't share with you what our morning looked like...

Jordan before we left for school

Jordan with Daddy - before school & work (notice JP sneaking in the background)

Jordan with Mommy - before getting in the car to leave

Jordan reuniting with her Kindergarten friends!

Jordan at her new desk! (notice the card that reads, "God loves Jordan")

One final Good-Bye hug from her little brother...

I can't wait to see what this year is going to bring us all!  Congratulations Jordan!

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Anonymous said...

So bitter sweet to send them off to school. Jordan is adorable and has a very soft demeanor to her face. I know she will have a great year. Blessings, friend, Elorra

Marine Wife Unplugged said...

Adorable post!!! My son's only 20 months old, so I'll be dealing with this in a few years, I'm sure.

On a totally random note, I have a question: What's your potty training schedule? I'm trying to do it with my son now, and I need tips. Please and thank you. :)

Your house is pretty, by the way. :)

Blessings to your whole family. I'm sure your daughter will do so well!

Michelle said...

Ah! What a great start to a new school year!!! My oldest starts preschool in a couple weeks still and then I too will be with my 3 year old and working on continuing with potty training! So similar:-)

Our Family said...

Hurray for Jordan!! What a wonderful way to start her first grade year!! I look forward to hearing more!!

Catherine said...

That is so sweet! I love the good-bye hug! :) I'm starting to potty train my 3 year old. Please! give me tips! I have no idea where to begin!

Ashley said...

How fun to get to experience a "first day of school"! I hope she has a great school year and you enjoy your one-on-one time w/ your little one! :)

Anonymous said...

Penny, thanks for sharing! Jordan looks so happy and I know she will have an awesome year of 1st grade. You guys are the best!

Amy B.

Faith Imagined said...

What a precious girl! This sentence brought a smile to my heart, "While we watched our daughters lavishly pass out hugs and giggles as they did the same - catching up and showing off their new school supplies and being giddy about how they had the same school box!"

Wonderful memories!

grandmotherpic said...

You, know Grandmother & Papa loved these pics and are so proud of Jordan. She is going to have a fantastic year because she has a fantastic home life and that's the key to a good school experience. If you do not believe that ask your sister. She has kids in her classroom that cannot learn because home is a war zone. Thank You Lord for the blessing of godly children raising godly children.

Barbie said...

Jordan is so cute. She looked so excited to see her friends. I have one going into the 5th grade this year, and one going into the 2nd grade. Also I have a son who is a Junior in High School. How time flies!

Marieanne said...

oh, that is just precious. I hope she - and your family - have a magnificent school year.

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