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!!!