And just like that!
Written on 09/10/2012
Bam. She’s in kindergarten.
This morning has been well anticipated by all of us. Mostly me. I was determined to make this first day better than this one. Even though this was 2 years ago it has stuck like glue in my mind of one of my “worst mom moments”.
Despite the fact that we are in a tiny apartment and things are very crazy ’round here this morning felt so peaceful and wonderful. I woke up before the girls, headed straight to the coffee maker , opened the back-door to the smell of FRESH rain, listened to the birds sing, inhaled the last bit of Summer air and managed to steal about an hours worth of peace and quiet before we started our day. Next up was Cohen, then not far behind Isla. We ate breaky, got our hair curled, found the perfect outfit, put some blush on our cheeks and set off to kindergarten! Cohen was a champ as usual. She walked up to her cubby, hung her coat, went into her class, wrote her name and proceeded to draw an amazing picture of herself riding her bike WITHOUT training wheels. Yes. This happened yesterday!
Surprisingly I haven’t been super sad about this new chapter. School EVERY day seems a little daunting but I know with God’s strength and goodness I will be able to thrive in my new state of Mommyhood. I’ve been praying so much for God to just surround me with His peace and allow me to live every moment with thanks and joy. I want to be a happy, gracious, loving Mom to my girls and I know without the help of Jesus I am a BIG fat failure. I know what I am like when I try to handle being a mommy without Jesus and it’s pretty ugly. I’m learning in my old age that it truly doesn’t matter where you come from, what happens to you, what issues you have, etc. Jesus is there, through it all, waiting with His arms open wide to hold you and guide you. There’s such immense peace when you trust Jesus to guide your life.
So here’s to tomorrow!!
The little toilets make me giggle. And I kinda wish I had one in my house. #5feettall
And after I picked her up she had a big yummy bagel and cream cheese waiting for her!
I’m so proud of you, Cohen! You’re my pride and joy!