Praise the Lord! Addison had a FABULOUS first day at kindergarten! You don’t know how relieved this mamma’s heart is. I have prayed for a long time about this day for her. . . specifically that she would like it and would not cry or meltdown or cling to me. And God answered everything as specifically as I prayed for it! I am so grateful for that today!
Here she is as we were getting ready to go.
That sweet face wasn’t one bit nervous or scared. Hallelujah! She prayed specifically that she would not be scared. . . and she has been praying that all week long. She was so happy all morning and almost a little “giddy” – which isn’t really like Addison. When we got to school and started walking up the sidewalk, she saw her friend Bradley that was in her class at preschool last year. That was a relief for her to at least know one person. Here she is with Bradley before they went inside.
When we got inside, we found Addison’s name on a list in the K hallway. She was going to Mrs. Moss’ classroom. (I know Mrs. Moss and was thrilled that she was with her in some way today.) There were three teachers with Addison’s group of students. Addison promptly began to kiss me and tell me goodbye at the door. I told her that I was going to go in the classroom today. I could hardly believe that she was ready to see me go. But oh, so grateful that this was her reaction instead of clinging and crying. She did not cry once. Ms. Talbot came over and said hello and gave her a name tag. Addison got her lunch money out of her backpack (the only thing that was in there today) and gave it to the teacher. She was REALLY excited that she was buying her lunch. She asked me a million questions about it last night and this morning. It was so cute. It was apparent that my time was done, so I hugged her, kissed her and watched her give Ava Jane a hug. I told her I loved her and to have a great day and walked out of the room.
Oh, my heart. I was ready to burst into tears. . . But she was so happy and that made me the happiest mommy ever! Just what I wanted for her. . . and so I went about my morning NOT worried about her and telling God “thank you” over and over again.
I snapped this pic from the car as her class came outside.
As soon as she saw me she had a smile that could warm anyone’s heart. Here she is just beaming as soon as she got in the car.
And finally, I decided to video her telling me about her day (for her daddy). Here is what she told me about.
So, thanks to those of you who have been praying for my sweet girl and for me. We have felt the prayers. I think the best part has been that Addison is beginning to understand the concept of trusting God. She wants to pray all the time and she tells God how she feels and prays for such specific things. And it is so amazing when God answers her so specifically and we can help her tie it all together. It is a totally different ballgame when our kids start understanding at a deeper level about who God is. . . what he has done. . . and what he can do in their lives. I love it.
I’m sure we will need continued prayers. . . Addison goes back next Thursday and then everyday starting on the 25th. That will be when this mommy needs LOTS OF PRAYER.