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Friday, August 21, 2015

Back to school blues...

You hear about the seasons of motherhood.  You experience them.  But when the seasons change, it takes a while to adjust.  That is what I am discovering this week!!!

Both girls are in school as I type.  And no, we did not homeschool again...sniff, sniff.  It was a fabulous year last year, but we felt the Lord leading us back to the school my oldest had attended for K and 1st. We wanted our youngest to have those special Kindergarten memories.  And our oldest honestly missed the daily interaction with her classmates.  

So here I am, in a new season.  Both girls in elementary.  And...I...feel...lost!

Last month was eight years since I quit my public, full-time job to devote myself to being a "stay-at-home-mommy" or a "homemaker" as others call it.  Somedays I felt like an unpaid maid, or unappreciated cook, or a sort, wash and fold launderer.  But, I was first and foremost a wife and mommy!  And I love it and am thankful for it!

Now with several hours alone, the silence that I sometimes craved is deafening...

I'm praying about the next steps, but for now, we are focusing on a great school year and getting into a good routine.  Our theme verses for the year includes the one in the post below.  Every morning we repeat that we are going to "walk worthy and with joyfulness".  It has gotten us off to a great start!

Col 1:10-11

 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness

For my girls that love the bling, I made these sweet bracelets to wear these first few days.  It has been so comforting...even for this lonely mommy!  They are simple clear plastic bracelets from the craft store that I decorated with stickers and permanent markers!

Here are two bracelets
One for you and one for me
We will wear them today
And know that we’ll be
Thinking of each other with lots of love
And knowing God is watching us from above
So have a wonderful day
And when you look at your wrist you will know
That I am so proud of you and love you both so!

Have a wonderful first day – KISS KISS HUG HUG