I am so excited! It’s a fresh start with some much needed routine.
I am also so sad. All 3 of my children will get up in the morning and begin a new school year.
I will be home. Alone. For the first time in 9 years.
Where has the time gone? Did I really just spend 9 years raising 3 children from infant to toddler to preschooler to now school age? And if the past 9 years has gone by fast with it’s snotty noses, stinky diapers, and what seemed like hourly snacks…how much faster will the next 9 years go until my oldest graduates from high school?!
So it is with bitter-sweetness that I wait for dawn when a new chapter of life opens. Bitterness at how fast life is going by, sweetness in seeing my children grow and mature as God has planned. And in it all I am sobered - realizing with greater clarity than before just how fast life goes by – like a vapor.
“Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” – James 4:14
Tomorrow I will celebrate what life God has given me and I will shed a few tears because my babies are not babies anymore.
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How about you?
What are your thoughts about a new school year?
Are you in the same chapter of life as I am?
Do you have all preschoolers right now and think they will never be in school?