I tell you, I didn't know if we would make it.
It has been a wild year.
Still seems unreal.
He was suffering and out of sorts.
And his first day in his new class was not an encouraging or positive one.
I still remember the tears and pain in his eyes when I picked him up that day.
Sadly, it seemed no one understood his broken heart like I did.
So, I let him take it easy.
And I kept him home with my Mom, where I knew he would be allowed to work through his grief.
When you've sat in your great-grandmother's lap almost daily since birth, the absence is REAL.
Even if you are only 4 years old, and don't have the words to express it.
So we waited.
|This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.|
He stopped asking to go to her house.
And I continued to ask him if he wanted to return to school.
|The spoils of victory! b picked these out online as his reward for graduating.|
After Christmas, he settled more and more, but was still reluctant.
Daily, he would tell me he didn't want to go, but he did fine once he got there.
After Spring Break, I was more insistent with him, wanting him to use that time to get prepared for next year.
And by the end of the school, he was finally okay, and even playing with friends and enjoying himself.
Looking back, I remember that sense of panic I had in the Fall.
What would I do? What if he didn't go to Pre-K at all? Should I change schools? Would he get in to the Magnet Program if he didn't attend Pre-K? on and on.
My head was a whirlwind of chaotic thoughts and worries.
I stayed sick about it and other things and relied on prayer.
And God delivered us through it.
|b even had a speaking part at the graduation ceremony|
I should have trusted that He would.I should have spent less time worrying and more time enjoying my preschooler.
Because now my little one has graduated Pre-K, and passed the Magnet test, and will head to Kindergarten in the Fall.
And I am looking forward to a simplified life with having both B and b at the same school.
Thanks be to God.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6