As I write this blog post, it's the wee hours of the morning on the first day of school. It isn't time to wake my kids up yet, but I wonder if they've slept at all. I remember when I was a kid. I was always excited on the first day of school. I'm sure my parents were excited too, although this day brought about some mixed feelings in them. We always had wonderful summers together in my family, complete with a vacation to Florida every year. It's hard to see that time slip away into the new school year.
On this day, you might be experiencing some mixed feelings, just like my parents did. I have three kids attending Foundations Christian School in Horseheads, New York. My two oldest have done the "school thing" before. My youngest has not.
Yes, I have a preschooler.
He's thrilled about the idea of starting his new school. He can't wait to get to his class and meet all of his new friends. He's beyond excited to meet his teacher. He's heard so much about school from his older brothers and sister over the past couple of years, and now it's finally going to be his turn to be a big boy and go to school.
And I'll be all alone, all day.
Can you relate? It's a mixture of happiness for your child, and a little bit of sadness because your baby is growing up. Even as my older kids get dressed in their new school clothes to head out the door, I feel a little pang of...something. It's hard to put into words. They're all getting older. They're growing up, and they're doing it so fast. Nothing reminds me of this as much as the first day of school.
However, this year, things are a little bit different. Yes, I know that they're still growing up, and they're still a year older than they were last year when we were in this place in our lives. But this year they're able to take part in a Christian education, which they weren't able to do last year. I think that makes a big difference.
At Foundations Christian School in Horseheads, New York, the focus is always on keeping God at the center of everything we do. I feel better knowing that my kids will be receiving a solid education that's grounded in Scriptural truth. While it's hard to let my little guy go, he'll be getting his start in school the right way. He'll learn about God's plans for his life at an early age from me, and those lessons will be reinforced when he goes to school.
What an answer to prayer!
Parents, as you send your kiddos off to school this morning, you'll feel a bit of a loss as they go. There's no doubt about that. However, know this: Your kids have a bright future. Your son or daughter is a leader in the Kingdom of God, and your family is on the cusp of discovering what that means for your child. This is a wonderful time, and we are blessed beyond measure to have Foundations Christian School.
If you'd like to know more about Foundations Christian School, contact us! We'd love to talk to you about what a difference a Christian education can make for your child.
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