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Back to School

Last week was the first day of school. It was exciting and both happy and sad at the same time. Does that make sense? I mean that my son is growing so fast and I’m just not ready but at the same time I can’t wait to see this little human that was in my stomach grow up and live his best life knowing that I did my best. Weird huh?


He’s at this interesting stage where his feet have grown so much and although he’s tall he hasn’t hit puberty yet. He’s in a size 10 1/2 men’s shoe. He’s 11. Pray that I can afford to keep him in tennis shoes with his growing size. He has the best disposition though.


He’s smart, thoughtful and a great humanitarian. I’m super proud of the young man that he’s becoming and I wish him much success as he tackles middle school with his new Avengers lunch box. Apparently that was cool when we bought it this summer, but now it’s maybe not as cool? I laughed. He asked for a Sonic lunchbox.

This school year he’ll see more independence as I allow him to wake up on his own with an alarm. I’ll start teaching him to catch the bus home. I will still give him good morning kisses when he wakes and have us utter our morning thanks to God for another day lived.


Here’s a photo of his first day of school:


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  1. They grow up way too fast!! My youngest son will turn 30 in December and I cannot believe my grandson is in first grade. I almost feel like part of me went to sleep then woke up years later because I don’t know where the time went. Your son looks great!!

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    1. Wow! 30? I can’t beieve it. LOL about growing up so fast. That’s what my mom said when he was a baby and I was telling her something he did and how he’s growing up so fast. She said “Girl, you’re going to blink and he’ll be walking across the stage at graduation.” Sometimes it truly feels that I’m blinking and years are passing. I’m just trying to enjoy it all Stephnae. Soak it up and love on him until he gets tired.

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      1. Yes, soaking it up is all you can do. It’s so funny how when we are living in the moments they seem lasting but as soon as they’ve passed by it’s like where’d the time go? I’ve just recently begun practising mindfulness and so wish I would have done it a lot sooner but it’s never too late.

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