Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Unknown

Man, Just as I thought sending my kids to Kindergarten was bad.....the transition to 6th grade....EVEN WORSE!

All three kids went back to school today. As I watched them get ready this morning (with minimal help from mom) I couldn't help but notice how different they each were.

Ian gets up at 5:45 this morning......ready to go. He's so excited to be back in school and hopefully ready to learn. He had the option for me to take him to school today, but since he's never rode a bus before, we was very excited for the opportunity. Plus, it picks up right in front of our house. Now that's service. He was silly, he was fun, he was all smiles this morning. He couldn't get enough hugs before he went out the door and got on that bus. I have prayed for him all day that his day be filled with joy, laughter, many new friends, and most of all, concentration.

Emilie is a firecracker to say the least. That girl would walk out the door tomorrow and never look back. She was ready to go. A big 4th grader she is! She wanted to walk to school all by herself. Well, I'm protective of my little I said NO! But her daddy stayed home long enough to walk her to school and see that she get in just fine. She's never been able to walk to school so this was huge for her. She walked in like she owned the place, and probably by 3:45....she will. I have NO idea where she gets her assertiveness. I have prayed for her all day to have joy, fun, laughter, new friends, and most of all, the ability to be peaceful, quiet, and have patience.

Lukus was the total opposite of the two. He woke up in tears today. He was so scared. He told me how scared he was to go to a new school where he didn't know anyone. I sat and held him for a while. His heart was beating out of his chest as the tears rolled down his face. He wouldn't even ride the bus today. Chad and I both took him and dropped him off. I think God was smart in creating a traffic jam this morning so that Lukus could have the time to process everything. I think in the past 24 hours I have spent more time reassuring Lukus and getting him ready for today more than the other two. He's so brave. It wasn't his choice to move here and as a parent, I know it was the right thing to do. But I can see in a childs opinion how it would be difficult. He stepped out of the van, said goodbye, and never looked back. I think if he had, all 3 of us would have been in tears. But I am sure he went in and was fine once he found his new class. He is the extreme of shyness in our family and I love that he adds that balance to us. He is such a crucial part of our team. He adds the softness and tenderness to us when we don't stop to think about it. He's the calm and level headed one. I have prayed all day that he has peace in his heart about his new school and that he finds friends that love him just as much as Chad and I do. I pray that Lukus depended on God's power and strength to stand against the anxiety that he was feeling and that he was able to stand firm as a child of God. I pray that he did not worry about anything and that God gives him peace throughout this year.


Terry Rush said...

Blessings to you all as this is hopefully a Super School Year for the Hughes!

Tammy said...

Your family is so COOL!