first of of school...

the title of this blog entry is dedicated to dina... who actually made a scrapbook page of the first day of school once and titled it “first of of school” and i have photos to prove it...

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so it was the first day of school. all is quiet at my house. i did have a boo hoo breakfast with debbie and jodi whose children were going to school for the first time in a LONG time (they have been homeschool moms for a while). no one boo hooed. and who could cry when there are blackberry grits, berries and  yogurt cream, and hot tea for all?

we had a lovely weekend at the beach and sunday was a testimony to how lazy i can be. three books lazy is how lazy. i read three books in one day. i am now on the last of the alex rider books and need  anthony horowitz to start on a new one for me....

it was nirvana to sit and read for hours on end.....

and then we had to come home and prepare for the first day of school. which wasn’t so bad. everyone looked cute, everyone woke up pleasantly, and was semi excited....

of course, millie and maxx are both going to middle school this year. so they had a bit of cutting up to do in the photos since millie has been alone for two years at raa.  maxx was standing “too tall” for her liking so she had to try to bring him down a peg or two in these photos.

it will be interesting to see how his first day goes. on the way to school millie asked, “ so maxx, you know what but to ride to go home, right?”

and he didn’t (which was totally MY fault, i had forgotten to go over that with him). thank goodness millie was there to save the  day (or at least the afternoon). and she gave him all sorts of good advice like...

don’t make eye contact with anyone in the halls

and if someone bumps into you, be the first one to apologize.

life is rough in the inner city middle school. and yet, God is good, even there, especially there, He is still good. i believe that with all of my heart and 

i know that my kids go there for a reason and that being a public school parent has made me trust the Lord and not my own strength or wisdom. and it has made me love people more, all different kinds of people and all different kinds of kids and all different kinds of teachers. and my children love God and they love people and they love each other (even despite the above photos) and they love me and their father. will that be enough? no (our raglike righteous acts are never enough), but God is enough and He will do His will. His good, pleasing, and perfect will in their lives... even in the public school. especially in the public school. i have seen His Hand move over so many incidents in their school years and i trust Him to continue to lead us all by His sanctifying work...