Thursday, August 7, 2014


He has been asking about this day since he was two.
I knew it would come.
I thought I would be ready.
I didn't think I would be upset.
The day is here.
I wasn't ready.
I cried like a baby.


The kindergarten hallway was way too long for this Mama. I avoided eye contact with everyone in an effort to hold back the tears. I just needed to make it to the car. I didn't make it. As I am leaving the building one of the administrators said, "Aww I see tears. It's okay. It's normal." I nodded and kept walking. For the next hour - yes, HOUR - I cried.

Being a full time mommy is SO REWARDING until days like today. I feel like he has been under my wing and now I have to let him go. All that we have taught him is being put to the test. His little heart is so tender toward the things of God and that will be challenged. I prayed for him all morning as I thought about him making friends, being submissive to teachers and administrators, sharing Jesus with new friends...if you know him then you know he loves to talk about Jesus.

When Brandon was born we "assigned" this verse to him -
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.
Psalm 119:9

I pray this verse over all our boys but it was definitely on my heart today -
My son, do not lose sight of these - wisdom and discretion and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.
Proverbs 3:21-23

Purity. Wisdom. Discretion.

Well, it was only a half day so I got a few things done before going back to get was a long three and a half hours and I was so anxious to hear about his day.

Of course he had a great morning! He gave it two thumbs up! =)

The younger two boys have been in Alabama for a few days so I was able to spend some quality with my big boy on his special day. After I picked him up from school we went to our favorite mexican restaurant and shared our favorite meal. Then, we went swimming at the Y!  Yes, he has been completely spoiled being the only child! =)

We love you, Brandon, and we are so proud of you!

Zeph. 3:17