Pull out those uniforms, the pencils, the shoes,
give mom a kleenex, for she has the blues,
yet she will not show it, her smile will not crack,
Bears won't see her teary if they turn to look back.
For, "today is the first day of school!" they all cheer,
and I'm praying the Lord will give us all a good year.
E-Bear to First Grade,
G-Bear to Third,
Buddy Bear to Pre-K,
it feels quite absurd!
And we're off on another school year adventure.
MoMo and Papa joined us for morning pictures and the plaza send-off.
We were all holding our breath a bit as we walked to the plaza lines and waved to each other at the school bell. MoMo saved the day by taking Buddy Bear, J-Bear and me out to coffee after drop-off. She must have known that I wasn't ready to go home to an empty house and that her offer of treats would keep Buddy Bear and J-Bear distracted from the fact that their older siblings weren't around. Her idea worked, thanks Super-MoMo! We returned home highly sugared and caffeinated. Then, MoMo offered to do the first day of school pick-up, and both E-Bear and G-Bear reported good days when they returned home.
After our wonderful summer together, the new routine is sure to be an adjustment for all of us. But, as we reminded each other, there are great things to learn and good work in store for us at school this year. We are so blessed to be a part of and contribute to such a wonderful school community.
But please, keep us in your prayers in the coming days!