Thursday, August 23, 2007

Something to Be Thankful For

I was going to post about the events of yesterday, which included telling my children that their Mommy has cancer. But TODAY...I have something to be thankful for and it seems much more cheerful to share that instead. So....
Goliath starts kindergarten on Monday. No child in the history of the world has been better prepared for kindergarten: we've talked about it until he probably wants to skip it entirely. We draw pictures (hanging on the kitchen wall), we play at the school playground, and we even wrote a song. The time is finally here!!! I have prayed for Goliath's kindergarten teacher for a while, asking God to send the perfect person to meet his needs and make this all-important year a fantastic experience. Today, we met that person and I believe God answered prayer. We went to "Stop & Drop" at the school. The idea is to drop off your school supplies and stop to meet your teacher. His classroom is PERFECT for him--everything I imagined it would be. His whole face lit up to see his name on the bulletin board, labeling his locker (which I didn't have until the 5th grade), and identifying his very own desk! He loved the blocks, the books, the helper chart, and even the big tree in the corner. Ms. L talked to him exactly at his level, made him feel welcome, and we left there "just a little scared but lots of excited" about our new adventure.
This mama is so grateful to serve a God who cares about kindergarten!

4 comments:

Kandice said...

I am sooooo glad he has a great teacher....I know that will make all the difference..and I know the bar was set pretty high as far as good teachers go. Tell Goliath that Ms. Kandice and Caroline hope he has a great first day!!!!
We love you guys
kandice

Kandice said...

Hey A...

It's Clark. I've been reading your stuff since my wife told me about it a few days ago...you have blessed me! There are several folks in S. GA that are now praying for you, including me. Love on those boys and I will be working to get Kandice out to see you as soon as we can.
Love,
Clark

Anonymous said...

Hey Allyson,
I got on your blog to try and find an update on the surgery that I believe takes place this week. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers, and we are praying that all goes well.
Please send us an update when you have time. Tell Goliath that we hope he has a great first day at school. Keep your chin up - mom. Don't let him see any tears. (btw - Andy will be taking Jack tomorrow)

Anonymous said...

Hey Allyson,
I've never even seen a blog before. Jeff and I just moved back to the Dallas area. Know we are standing with you in full restoration and by His stripes you are healed. Know I love you and am here if you need anything. Our e-mail is ridingfullcircle@yahoo.com - Jerin