Well, the plan wasn't exactly to start school here in Florida. But, since we are still here and August is coming to a close, we knew it was time to start! So, last night we took the children school supply shopping. (If you are noticing the surroundings look a little bit different, you're right! Yesterday we moved into our home church's Prophet's Chamber. It is wonderful!)
Then, it hit me. We've been going school supply shopping for years now. We then let kiddos take turns picking out their pencils and highlighters. (Josh always picks the yellow highlighter, Elisabeth the pink, and Brenna the green) Then, we passed out the paces and counted to make sure they were all there. We ooohed and ahhed over all the new stuff. And it hit me. This is the last year, with all 3 of my oldest to do this. This is Joshua's last first day of school. I tried to smile and be excited, but the tears started flowing. Of course, my Joshua saw me and came and put his arm around me.
How can you miss someone already and they are right next to you?
I cried for a bit. (Oh the joys of emotional motherhood!) and when I looked up, there were tears in the eyes and on the cheeks of everyone else's. We just had us a good old cry!