Tuesday, September 04, 2012

First Day of School 2012

I thought after the extended summer we had that I would be so ready for school to get started.  A few days ago, I was anxiously awaiting the kids to head off, but today...today I already miss my boys and they haven't even been gone that long!  I just want to know who told my boys that they could grow up and leave their mama behind?  I mean my oldest son is driving himself and his brother to school and my baby got on the bus without even looking back!

Seriously, where does the time go?  Each of the boys got up with no problems (let's hope it stays that way!)  Neil has his 2nd football game of the season this afternoon so he had to wear his jersey.  They were all ready to go back to school so that's good. 

First days always make me sad for a couple different reasons.  Kevin has never been home for a first day of school.  Even when he hasn't been deployed, he has been TDY or in the field or in some school away from home.  It's weird to think about that since Michael is in 11th grade! I know it makes him sad to miss these moments with the boys.  Thankfully I always have my camera near!  He got to speak to Daniel before he headed off to school so I know that made both of their days.

I always get sad too thinking that it's one year closer to my babies leaving me.  I know that is what they are supposed to do but still, it makes my heart ache to think I won't be there to protect them.  This year I have a little more anxiety with Michael driving.  I know traffic can be a little crazy, especially when we have so much traffic come off post after PT.  I know he'll be smart and he is confident, but I'm a mother.

I hope the boys have a wonderful year.  I'm excited about the things they will learn and experience.  I know that Kevin and I have done our best to prepare them for the world and this is their opportunity to go out and make their choices and have us here to support them when needed.

Yes, I know this year will be a good one.  I just have to make it through the first day...is it 2:30 p.m. yet?

1 comment:

Jen said...

I hope they all have an amazing first day of school! :)