Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Shep's First Day of School!!!





Oh how I thought I was ready for this day!!!...till last night. Out of no where, I felt sad about sending him to preschool - as if somehow, this preschool teacher who will only have him for 9 hours a week could somehow replace me....silly I know, but the sadness and fear were very real for me. I crawled in to his bed last night, prayed over him, whispered in his ear how much I loved him and how nobody in the world could love him more then me!, kissed his sweet little forehead and asked God to bless him on his very first day of school. Then I wiped my tears away and like a big girl, I put myself to bed. And, thanks to my prayers (and Chads!) this morning went wonderfully!!! When we woke up, we ate scrambled eggs and toast, I put together a few puzzles with him on the floor and then it was bath time! Then we got dressed and loaded up in the car (with his back pack of course)! We were suppossed to drop him off at the "scheduled drop-off zone", but when we pulled up to the school, I saw one of my friends and her daughter walking hand in hand inside,...I looked at Chad and said - "If she's doin' it - by golly, so am I!". I grabbed my camera, took his hand in mine and we headed inside to see Mrs.Buckler and all Shep's new classmates...turns out there were several moms who opted to walk their kiddo's in on their first day! Shep was a little nervous, but was such a big boy!
Shep getting his crayon name tag...



Our friend Julie is the preschool director and she personally walked Shep out to our van at "Pick-up" time. She hugged him and told us what a great boy he was and just sang his praises!! He told us all about his friends (he talked about a little girl named Brianna the most...hmmm....) and told us he had a great day at school!
Gosh...I love that boy so very much!!!

10 comments:

Hicks Family said...

I am so glad Shep's first day went so good. I am also glad it went ok for you too. I can't even think about dropping Kayden off at school. Although, yesterday, I would have sent her packing! Hope to see you soon.

tleaf10 said...

that gave me a few tears ... way to be strong and be a big girl Lindsey. I'm proud of you ....and Shep. Good job buddy!

Anonymous said...

I'm feeling your pain, girl. I was a mess the night before too!! What are we going to do when they start Kindergarten!!??UHH!! Okay, I caught up on your blog...are you and Chad going to have another baby soon that I should know about!?

Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot to leave my name...its me Sara JO!!

Lindsey said...

Melissa, you and I will both be basket cases when our girls start school....I don't even want to think about that day! UGH!

Sara Jo, I'm hoping that preschool will prepare me for kindergarten...what am I saying?...nothing can prepare a mom for leaving their child in a HUGE building with a classroom full of strangers. OOOHHH...that makes me really sad. And about the third baby...no news to report and I don't think they'll be any news in that department for a while. :) It's funny that you asked that though because every time we get ya'lls monthly updates, I expect to read that ya'll are expecting your third!! :)

Page said...

aww, what a bittersweet day! he sure looked awfully cute in his school clothes and backpack! wasn't that us just a few years ago??

tleaf10 said...

Hey Lindsey ... my time in Fayetteville was a lot of fun! Hopefully I'll get to go again this season and actually SEE the game! haha. Hope you have a good weekend,
-Ter-Ter

Justin & Shauri Phillips said...

Awww....he's such a big boy! I'm so glad it went wonderfully! You did a good job too, mom! :)

kristy patterson said...

What a big boy! I loved all the pictures of Shep's first day of school. He is such a handsome boy! He looked like he had a great 1st day, which has to make you feel a little better :) I know it must be hard to have your little boy start school, but what a blessing that he gets to attend such a wonderful school with so many people who will be looking out for him. Plus, it will be nice for you and Rauly to have some girl time :)

Ezell Family said...

I'm glad that Shep had a good day at school. It makes you feel better about sending them when you know that they enjoy it and want to be there. I hated having to come back to work after I had Austin, I thought he was going to forget who I was after leaving him with our wonderful babysitter. But now it's easier, but the separation anixety has kicked in.
Yeah for you walking Shep into school, those are priceless moments, glad that you get to experience it!