Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The First Day



Today went so, so well for my little man.  He was beyond excited about this morning's happenings and walked into his adorable classroom like he owned it.  Seeing how confident and comfortable he was gave me such a peaceful feeling about the whole thing.

Would you believe that I didn't even cry?! I was a little shocked that not a single tear left my eyes.  I tend to get just a little emotional about stuff like this and really thought I was in for it after Ethan tried on his book bag last night and left me crying in the kitchen.  But, nope.  Nada.

This morning, for me, was more about joy and gratitude - magnified.  Not that preschool is some rite of passage for every three and four year old out there, but - for us - it's a major milestone.  It says that, despite the odds, we have a very vibrant, friendly, curious boy on our hands who's ready for this next step.  Smiles abounded this morning.

I know this is going to be such a good thing for him - and me.  He'll make a few new friends and learn to listen to other adults.  I'll have to let go of the control I think I have over his heath and turn those anxieties over to the Lord.  Together, I think we'll both come out on top.

And, being in Target by myself at 10:00 in the morning wasn't too shabby, either.

How about a few more photos to document the day?

Ready!

Checking out the goods.

Getting straight to work play.

Now, this? This put a lump in my throat.  The first print we have of Ethan's left hand.

Here's to many more fun days ahead!

9 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh goodness, Joye, I was fine until that little picture of his hands. So precious! I just think about all that little guy has been through the past three years and how awesome it is that he is able to say goodbye to you for a few hours and go to preschool just like any other kid. God is SO GOOD.

Mandy said...
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Mandy said...

okay didn't mean to delete that... but anyway just said I love all the pictures but especially the last one. He will get lots of handprint pictures this year so get ready ;) what an amazing reminder that God is so Good!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful boy and a beautiful moment. Hope he learns lots of wonderful things and has lots of fun doing it.

Stefenie said...

Precious, precious little Ethan. Congrats on your first day of preschool. What an amazing little miracle you are.

Those handprints got me too. Little treasures!!

Kim Smith said...

I'm so glad that you're all feeling excited and at peace about Ethan starting preschool! He is going to do great, and that handprint picture is precious.

Sherry Reese said...

Awww, this awesome, Joye! Your little man has been a fighter from the start, and God has big plans for him! Yes, those little hand prints got me too!

Tara said...

So sweet! So excited for Ethan - and you ;) God is SO so good. Hugs to you guys for his first week!!

The Smith's said...

Oh Joye, I am so happy to hear about Ethan's GREAT first day. You have one incredible little boy there!

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