Thursday, August 26, 2010

First Day of School

My kiddo started 2nd grade this week.  The start of school is exciting:  new supplies, new school shoes, new teacher, new classmates - lots of stuff to look forward to.  As an only parent this time of year used to remind me how different our family was from others.  I would see all the moms and dads and siblings and would be painfully aware that we were a family of two.  It would make me feel a bit lonely and sad.

But this year was different.  It has been five years since my son and I have been a family of two.  This year I was struck by how big he is, how smart he is, how well adjusted he is and how happy we are.  I am proud of all that we have been through and that we were able to get to this point.  I also found myself being incredibly grateful for our larger family of relatives, friends, teachers, etc. who bring such joy into our lives.

I know it's not Thanksgiving yet, but I am feeling very thankful for all the blessings in my life right now!

7 comments:

  1. New school years are always fun! Congrats on another milestone!

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  2. Glad to hear the school year is starting off with such optimism and gratitude!

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  3. I have a son starting grade 2 next week. I keep looking at him and wondering how this can be...and mine is a little short guy so he looks like he should be going into kindergarten!
    But yeah us!

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  4. It sounds like you have a great attitude! Stopping by and following from OPC.

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  5. I am your newest follower. I found you via the friend blog hop.Hope you can stop by and visit me too. http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/

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  6. We should all take the time to be Thankful more often. Stopped by from OPC and FYL Blog Hop.

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  7. Coming by from your post over at ThatOneMom's place. It was a beautiful tribute to the friends in your life. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us! I look forward to getting to know you better!

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