My week will be emotional.
My oldest child concludes her first year of high school. My youngest child finishes fifth grade and moves on to middle school.
I am so proud of my children and am so happy that I am their Momma. Time went too fast but I decided that I wanted to share my heart in this blog post about this special time.
My kids have gone with me for the past 10 years to my school where I teach. My oldest child started Kindergarten at my school then finished fifth grade there four years ago. My youngest child also completed K-5 at my school. For the past 10 years, I have had one or both of them in the van with me on our way to our school. I love the school where I teach and have loved that my children could go to school with me. I will admit though, I get a bit teary eyed to think that neither of them will go with me to my school next year.
I know that transitions are a must and that they have to move on. I welcome the joys that lie ahead. It just seems like the past 10 years just flew. I blinked and each year passed too quickly. I made lunches. I took them to piano lessons. I conducted Science Olympiad Club for four years in honor of them. I took them to musical rehearsals and dance practices. I tried so hard to give them a Christ centered childhood because I love Jesus. They also love Jesus. We go to a wonderful church and discuss Scriptures and biblical principles to guide their character development. I shopped for them and with them. I have laughed and cried with them.
I know that they are just beginning their journey into life. They have taught me more than I ever learned in my formal schooling. They are so loved and are full of life. I am looking forward to the future but have to say “So Long” to what has been. We are closing this chapter and starting a new one. Some people have favorite things. I will say my favorite thing in this world is being their mother. I have loved every minute of being their mom. I plan to keep teaching at their elementary school. After all, I have been there for 10 out of 24 years as a teacher. I will miss them being with me. I really will.
God has such big plans for them. I have been entrusted to care for them and know that the middle schooler and high schooler still need a ton of care and help. It’s just that I am realizing more and more that God is the one who is revealing their talents. I feel overjoyed to see their fingers fly on the piano and to hear them perform in acting roles. I love music too so when I see that they have gravitated toward some of my interests, it makes me smile. I am excited to see what is next and pray that we can all enjoy every minute. They are my greatest blessings in my life!