Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back to School

Today was "back to school day" at Down On The Farm.  Today was Alex's first day of high school.  She is a freshman.  She was excited, but a little nervous.  She is in a different building this year, so she's worried about finding all her classes, meeting her teachers, etc.  Cole, well, today is the first day of his senior year.  He probably wouldn't admit it, but I think he was a little anxious.  Oh, not in the same way Alex is.  He's been to this school for three years already, and he already knows the teachers.  He is anxious about this time in his life, this season. 

I have mixed feelings.  It makes me sad to think that my daughter is growing up.  I remember Cole's first day of high school, and thinking to myself "o.k., four more years."  Well, today, four more years became one more year.  And I know these next three years will go as fast for Alex as they have for Cole and once again I will find myself at the last first day of high school for one of my children.  If I dwell on it, it breaks my heart.

On the other hand, I am so very proud of both of them.  I know they will have a great year.  Alex is playing volleyball this year, varsity volleyball, as a freshman.  (Hey, it helps when you're 14 years old and 5'8)!  Cole is playing varsity basketball this year.  And they both run track.  There will be lots of neat things going on this year and it will be very exciting, very memorable. 

So today I pray for my kids, and for all the kids starting back to school.  And I pray for the moms, like me, who have just a little bit of mixed emotions.  May God bless us all!

Oh, and by the way, aren't my kids cute ? ? ?


  1. They also look like wonderful kids, and yes, they are certainly cute!! :) Here's to a fantastic school year! -Tammy

  2. you're kids are adorable, but don't tell them that word. It makes them sound young :).

  3. They are adorable. Happy Back To School. My Brian and all the public school kids started back last Monday. We are starting homeschool next week. Caleb is in the 9th grade and Hannah is doing online college this year.
    I am looking forward to a normal schedule again!

    Have a great afternoon!

  4. Adorable pictures. Some days I miss those school days, other days I am happy we have moved beyond that. today i am thankful for grandkids. The little princess is alseep upstairs as I type.
    Hope they have a wonderful year!

  5. Your kids are BEAUTIFUL!! Have a great school year!

    We just moved our oldest into her college dorm room today. Can't even believe it.

  6. You do have really cute kids! I bet they are going to have a great year and we're hoping for the same here. They do grow up so fast.

    Have a great evening.

  7. I used to think that we started school early, but maybe not!!! We still have a week and a half to go.

    Your kids are beautiful and handsome!!!! Such an exciting time, but boy howdy, does it go by quickly!! Hard to get used to them being gone again. Sounds like you'll all have a very fun, exciting year!!

    It's getting cool here and the zucchini is on, so maybe time for canning that bread??!!

  8. They are both so cute! You did a great job! :) I hope their year is great and lots of fun.

  9. All these beautiful young adults on the Missouri blogs I am seeing tonight! Yes! They are cute! Wishing them both wonderful years filled with only the best of memories! And no breaking your heart vibes for you Robbin!!!

  10. Yes, your children are beautiful! I hope this is a great year for both of them.

  11. I can only say one word....AMEN!!!
    You said it all!! I have tears!!
    Beautiful looking kids....You are a special caring momma!!!

  12. Yes they are..even if they aren't holding up 9 & 12 fingers!! Email me please, I don't know if my replies are getting to you. Thanks, Mary