Thursday, August 13, 2009

First Day of School

I cannot believe we've been home four weeks and the kids started school today. We now have a 7th grader, a 4th grader, two 1st graders and a Pre-K student. It was a great day. All the kids were excited about the first day of school. Hailab Turner went to school in the afternoon and then I picked them all up when school was over. The car was filled with little voices telling me all about the events of today all the way home. Truly a wonderful day!

I surprised myself today. As I was leaving Turner's class after dropping him off, I turned and had a lump in my throat. It really caught me off guard. We are starting to feel like family and the lump in my throat is such a good indication of all the good that is yet to come. Once more, praising God for the good things He is doing in all of our hearts!










9 comments:

Lindsey said...

HOORAY for the first day of school. I can only imagine how you feel. I read this and I got a lump in my throat. Blessings and love to you all!

Eastiopians said...

Great pics! The one of his teacher hugging him with that huge smile on her face made me teary eyed. It just shows how many people love our kids! It's great to see what a wonderful support system your children have.

Dukes Pokes said...

I didn't get the lump in my throat, I got the tear in my eye when I read your post. What an awesome, memorable day and many, many more to come. Tell the kids that Uncle Kerry is praying they have a great school year.

Jocelyn said...

I am so happy that school went well! I now what you mean about the lump, it is a good lump!!

Rebecca said...

Reading your blog just brings tears to my eyes! I love your little family...every single one of them. I'm glad things are getting better every day!

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Oh the tears that just pooled in my eyes from your post.....yes, you are family and what a blessing it is to watch your lives unfold as God assures you of this day by day. Grace Bizuayehu was in school 2 weeks after we got home because she wanted to go so badly. She loved every minute of it and had a wonderful year!
Love & Blessings,
Kristy

Kristine said...

tears in my eyes...so sweet.

Kerri said...

Yay for first days! I love the pics! Hope the kids all had a great first day with many more great days to follow.

Nikki said...

I haven't checked in our your blog in awhile, but a huge congratulations on bringing your kids home!! I have lots of reading to do, would love to see how the trip went... I miss Ethiopia...

Of course let me know if you want to update the blog to show off the whole family!

Nikki
www.madebynikki.blogspot.com