It’s been a LONG summer. Believe it or not, I think even my kids are ready for summer to end. We are all running out of creative ideas, and all the boys want to do is play video games (and I don’t think so!). There seems to be more bickering, more sassing, and with the 100 degrees days here in Texas, there is only so much we can do in the house without being all over each other.
So when does school start? For us it’s August 25th. I know Joshua (who is 5) is excited about school, since he is starting Kindergarten. We’ll find out next week who his teacher will be, and I’ve been praying so hard for the right teacher for him! I want his first year of school to be a good experience for him. And it’s going to be a rough week – for me – since he has been my little buddy here at home for so long!
Matt is starting middle school. A scary prospect for me — I worry about his organizational skills, whether he’ll remember to bring home what he needs for homework each day, and if he gets good teachers. I worry that he’ll pick up bad habits from the other kids, if he’ll still apply his best like in 5th grade, and if he finds a good crowd of friends to run with. (Not to mention all the other things that happen with peer pressure!)
I know I am worrying myself silly and not looking to the Lord for reassurance and help. I went to the Word and found this in Psalms 121 about how He takes care of his own:
That last verse is such a comfort for me as my kids enter school this fall. He will keep them from all harm. He will watch over their lives. I have done the best I can do as their mom; I need to entrust the Lord with my children and allow him to do what he does best.