I have put this post off because it makes it just SO much more real.
SO real that EllaKate will be starting K in the fall
@ North Hart Elementary~
Something that I never thought she would do...
I've kind of been a little joke here because
when EK was 3, I took her to register for preschool
but never took her in the fall~ just couldn't let her go yet.
Then when she was four,
I actually let her go for almost two months
and just couldn't be away from her and pulled her out again.
Just couldn't let her go yet.
I guess since bringing SJ home
God has been working in my heart to prepare me
for His decision about EK and school.
Really had not given it much thought~
just thought I would be homeschooling her and that was that.
A precious friend even offered to let me borrow her curriculum
for a year before we chose our own.
Scott tried several times to talk to me about it but I wasn't listening.
In the last few months,
I have caught glimpses of how much EK has matured
and how much SJ needs me for comfort and security.
Then in the fall, we will add Will to the mix of attachment and bonding.
School is not a new thing for us.
I taught K, 1, and 2 for 18 years before bringing EK home
then God changed my heart from teaching to being home in 2006.
SO why the big deal???
I was always THERE with the big girls,
seeing them throughout the day,
talking with their teachers,
and knowing the inside scoop of all that was going on.
Now I will drop her off,
watch her walk in on her own,
go home and pray her through the day,
and come back to scoop her back into the security of her family each day.
A big step of faith for both of us!!!
SO Friday, I took EK to register and she is SO excited!!!
Everyday since she has said,
"I really wish I could start to school right now!".
That makes my heart feel good~
she's ready even if I'm not. LOL
Praying already for her year ahead
and all the sweet teachers/people who will touch her life.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.