Ruthie was none too excited about waking up early or having her picture taken. I believe she is the most nervous about this day as she was not her usual expressive self. She has had a rough summer and I am praying for a year of confidence building for her. She has a great teacher and that gives me real peace.
Sam woke up as sweet as ever. He is excited about his teachers and to have so many of his friends in his class. He has already told me that he wants to learn to play guitar, learn to play the piano, win the spelling bee, and be in the high school musical this year. I love his ambitious spirit and zest for life. I am praying for responsibility for him this year. He will be switching classes for the first time so getting where he needs to be with everything in tow might be a bit of a challenge.
Trent left notes for the kids to open this morning. Jack read his before he left and said, "that's cool". His heart was in a good place and I am certain Trent's words contributed to that. Sam and Ruthie read theirs too and it was an equally sweet time.
Sam wouldn't hold my hand on the walk to school. Apparently he is too old for that 3 years before his brother figured out I wasn't cool anymore.
I love those kids and I trust that God has them right where they are supposed to be. I doubt it will go like I see it in my head (because it rarely does), but I believe it will go exactly like it is supposed to.