Last Thursday was the first day of school for #SJandSparkle. Bittersweet moment as I knew the time was approaching for Sparkle to join SJ but I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t ready for him to begin Kindergarten either.How does one prepare for this moment except just take it as it comes. When they are newborns and you can’t think of anything but sleep, they warn you. ” Enjoy them now, because the time surely flies…” they are saying this because it’s so spot on. Sometimes we can’t see pass the stage we are in, so we don’t savor all the moments which leads us to emotional breakdowns when the kids start school.
We started the day with what we are going to now call the first day of school breakfast tradition, Cinnabon waffles. Finding the trick on Pinterest, they became a huge hit with the kids and myself. As I’m typing this, I can taste them in the corners of my mouth ( thanks, #babystarlove). Stephen took the day off just to witness this moment. Both of our babies, hand in hand going to school together. The morning was nothing short of perfect.Some of our village ( two of my best friends) came to even see them off for their first day and that was truly the icing on the cake.
As we drove them to school, I felt good knowing they would be together. We raised them to have each other back and look out for one another, that’s what sibling is for right? SJ tried to coach Sparkle as much as could about what to expect from Pre-K4 and Sparkle could just offer him a kiss and hug as he entered the doors. We finished last-minute conversations and snapped a few extra pictures in front of the school and Stephen motioned to me, it was time for them to go. He grabbed both of their hands and walked them to the door. We were greeted by super friendly administrators who were ready to take our children hands. I watched as they took SJ, he turned his head softly and he was fine, I watched the same thing for Sparkle, she turned gently and I knew she would be okay. That’s when it hit me, I started crying walking away from the doors, this was it.
Who would have thought that starting school would be such an emotional process for parents? Stephen looked over, chuckling a bit saying I can’t even believe you are crying like that, the kids are fine!!As much as I wanted to punch his lights out for laughing at me, I knew he was right. Our kids are just starting a new stage in life, one that came sooner than I expected, but one they were surely ready for. We prayed over them and continue to pray that God will protect them and guide them. Allow them to be a light at that school and let his Glory show through them.