And here it is. The night before another year of school. Except this year I’m not only sending my oldest off to third grade, but my youngest off to kindergarten. I am a mess. And God knows this because he graciously gave me the day off work so I could spend the day with my E’s and my D. He knew it would be good for my emotional well-being. Even though I have still had to wipe the tears from my face numerous times today.
The most recent being a few hours ago as I tucked them both into bed and prayed for their days tomorrow. Both of them admitting that they are a little nervous. But both of them saying how excited they are, too. I choked back the tears as I finished their prayers and then I snuggled them for an extra long time.
Dang, this is hard. I know we will all be just fine, including myself. But it is just plain hard. I love them so much.
Tonight I continued the tradition I started with Evie a few years ago and took some photos the night before school. We walked out to the same spot, right out our backyard, where we’ve taken the snapshots the two years before, this time Eli joining us. Evie choose to wear one of her favorite dresses, and Eli his Star Wars shirt. She twirled and he giggled and I captured them on the eve before they venture off into kindergarten and third grade.
My mama heart strings are being pulled like crazy.