Is it me or is summer just flying by?
It seems like yesterday we were preparing for Oliver’s arrival, and today I prepared daycare supplies.
As we approach the end of summer and start of school, my thoughts go into overdrive.
“Will the kids be able to wake up on time?”
“Will the kids make new friends?”
“How many students will I have in class?”
“Can I go without crying about how the kids are growing up too fast?”
Plus a ton of other thoughts…
Some may call it anxiety or nerves, but as we begin a new chapter, a new school year, and make more memories, this image sums up a lot of doubt I have (mostly in myself, my parenting, and teaching).
I’m going to remember this when I feel overwhelmed and anxious.
Anxiety is lying.
I am loved. My kids are loved. I pray for their teachers and their school year. I know they will be loved and cared for.
We are going to be okay. Despite the nerves and the fear of failing (not adjusting well to new schedules and classes, struggling with homework and nerves), we are okay.
At the end of the day, when the long day ends, and we are all under one roof, I know my heart will be full.
We are going to have a great year. We have a junior, a sixth grader, and one going to daycare.
Time just needs to slow down a little…