Monday, August 15, 2011

Will they remember...


...how to write their whole name?

...to use their manners during lunch?

...that brothers can't jump into a playful wrestling brawl on the playground?

...to be polite and kind to their new friends and teachers?

...where the restroom is? (and how to properly use it!)

...the sounds that all the letters make?

...to always try their best, even when it seems too hard?

...that I will always love them, no matter what?


Our boys start kindergarten this week.

Quite frankly, I'm a mess.

I'm not afraid of letting them go to school.  It's time.

No.  I'm anxious for their confidence in going to separate classrooms, their success in learning,  their new relationships with friends and teachers, and the choices they will make in loving God.

Pray for me?


Lord, I Need You 
by Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, Matt Maher

Lord, I need You, Oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You


Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart
 

Lord, I need You, Oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You
 

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay



Lord, I need You, Oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You


6 comments:

peter marie said...

I will definitely be praying for you and the boys!! I'm sure they will do great. They are just the sweetest!
I can't quite imagine all the emotions involved with sending your child to school for an entire day....I'll probably need your support next year when Henry goes to the big K. :)

And by the way, you look great in the photo!!

sara said...

You are starting a wonderful journey!!!

but I am a mess with you because I am ending that journey this year with my baby being a senior...waaaaahhhh!

let's pray for each other!

une autre mère said...

Oh I'm definitely praying for you! And I need those prayers today too! It was Addie's first day of first grade and quite a chaotic morning (even though I had everything laid out ahead of time!). And now I feel like bursting into tears every five minutes. Can't wait to see her smile in a few hours! Thanks fir writing out those lyrics. They were encouraging to this mama heart! :) And you do look awfully cute in that picture!

manda said...

Praying for you!! What a milestone!

See you soon?

Sarah said...

they are going to do GREAT! Soak up this time w/ just your smallest baby :)

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Hope this week was wonderful!!