It's a quiet Tuesday afternoon here at our house. Everyone is in bed for naps after a lovely morning and picnic lunch at the pool. I wasn't feeling really great yesterday, (some random stomach thing that apparently was going around...), but am back to full capacity today, so it feels a bit like Monday. Only had to leave at 5:10 AM for my 8 miles today, so that was also nice! The pool felt so great (it's about 1000 degrees outside today) and the kids ALL played so great. They always do, but today just felt really good. There was a little boy there that was right between Josiah and Jacob's age, and the 3 of them were like peas in a pod. He has some Justice League diving sticks, so the boys all played with those forever! And his sister, has some little princess diving sticks that Callie went STRAIGHT for - how does she know? I guess it's just in her blood!!
I will say that I lay awake last night for a while thinking about Josiah starting kindergarten in a few weeks. He is SO excited, and I am too, but still a bit anxious about the whole thing. We spent the weekend getting some clothes (he has to wear a uniform) and shoes, so he's about all ready (thank HEAVENS for tax free weekend!). I am so thankful to be able to have the opportunity to send him to a Christian school where I know that they are reinforcing the same things that we teach him at home. It's just so odd to think that for 3 1/2 hours of the day, he'll not be with ME where I know EVERYTHING that's happening. I'm sure I'll be quite emotional for many reasons on that day in 3 short weeks. But for now, I'm trying to enjoy these last weeks of the summer with him and just keep praying that God will protect his heart and give me peace as I let go...just a little bit!