Last Monday, August 22, 2016, school began for K, C, and J. A started a week and a half before. 7th grade seems to be going well for her.
C is a sophomore. He is in marching band, as well as jazz band. He really enjoys school and I am so very proud of him. He is working hard at becoming better and better and he truly is. I am impressed with him every day. I love that I get a front seat in watching him mature. Unrelated to school, he was sustained Sunday as Teachers Quorum President. :) He will do well and he will listen to the Spirit and do what he needs to do.
And, finally, there is K. She is a SENIOR. Oh, how my Mommy-Heart aches. I am so proud of her, however. She is smart. She is confident. She is friendly. She is dedicated. She is spiritual. She is just amazing! A friend of hers posted a picture with her kindergarten picture and I loved it, so I copied the idea. I cried. I cannot believe my little girl has grown into such a mature young woman. Again, I have been privileged to have a front row seat. Benefits of being mom, I guess. And, over the last week, I have seen the maturity continue. She is getting ready to be on her own. This is amazing to watch and, again, I am so proud of her!
And..I have to add the classic "First Day of School Cookies." I have been making this recipe for years. And, I only make them on the first day of school. I invite friends over and we spend the morning cooking together instead of missing our children. I love it.
And, the tradition continues...we head to Orange Leaf for a first day of school treat. Oh, wow, I love these kiddos.
There has been a lot going on in the week that has passed since the first day of school. Hopefully I will be able to catch up on that soon. I just know that while we have many things demanding our money (like repairing a leak that created a hole in our kitchen ceiling), we are very blessed. I love my husband. I love my children. I love my ward family. I love the life I have been given. I will work each day to cherish it for I am so very blessed.