Ashley ~ Aug. 2007 ~ First Day of Eighth Grade
That day was my first "First Day of School" that I wasn't teaching. It was sad for me to be at the post office on the first day of school. It was 9:00am, and I was already bored! (We didn't have the littles yet.) What was I going to do all day?
I found countless little volunteer jobs to keep me busy, I took a class at a community college, I found a part-time job, I waited (impatiently) for a call from the adoption agency.
Last year's "First Day of School" was filled with less anxiety over what to do all day and more with "Yeah! I get my radio station back!" I excitedly drove Ashley to school, waved goodbye, watched her walk onto a high school campus for the first time, and sighed heavily. I prayed that we had taught her how to handle difficult situations with grace and dignity. I prayed that God would give her strength to stand up for her beliefs.
Ashley and Isaiah ~ no, not the first day of freshman year, but the twins found my portable hard drive and absconded with it. I found the hard drive, but not the usb cord. Until then... old photos or really new photos.
Ashley ~ August 2009 ~ First Day of Sophomore Year
"I don't know," Ashley answered with a baffled look.
"Good. Bus it is. See you in the morning," I replied, relieved that I wouldn't have to drive the 30 minutes to the next town over to the school. I have three kids that are three and under. The 12 minutes to the bus stop is cake!