Today was the first day of school for my kiddos. Whew! As you know, I have prayed and prayed and prayed about my kid's education, their teachers, their peers, what they are taught, etc. We were blessed to have the most amazing experiences in Rockwall, so the thought of moving and putting the kids into a new school/school district was a cause for much more prayer (and a little worry, if I'm being honest here).
Calleigh started her day bounding out of bed full of excitement. She was so ready to start kindergarten. She carried her new side backpack (she HAD to have one just like her brother's) and her new lunchbox (which looks a lot like a purse) into class. She walked in and sat right down. No tears. No anxiety. No worries. She is a confident little girl.
Carson walked hand-in-hand with Michael to his class. He was a little timid and shy, but was okay when it was time for us to leave him in class. Going to a new school and having to meet new kids is overwhelming. Not to mention aesthetic differences play a factor. Gone is the huge building with all the hallways opening up to classrooms. Now we have little buildings all around with the door to each classroom outside (think of Grease, Beverly Hills 90210) and they have picnic tables outside their class for snack time outside (that's cool!).
My prayer today was that my kids would have a positive experience with their first day at Big Springs Elementary and that they would meet one friend. God not only answered that prayer, he provided over and above! Both kids came out happy and talked about the TWO friends they each met! Carson even said it was a better day than he expected. Calleigh even said she didn't even miss me :-)
I am very proud of my kids. They stepped out of their comfort zone and walked into a world unknown. They had fun and met two friends. In my eyes, they are brave!