Martha Thinks

Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome Students

Another quick summer, another September is here! And lo and behold it is the first day of school. Some who may be entering 4th grade may not be in the mood for a photo shoot at 8 a.m. on a sweltering already 90 degree morning. But mom tries.
Seeing all of the teachers with their personalized "head of the class" signs welcoming their new kids made me realize there is nothing like the first day of school. It is the ultimate beginning for both teacher and student. It's not like a holiday concert or an assembly or a play. It's not something that can ever be repeated. It is just a day for butterflies and anticipation and hopefulness. Every parent thinks..."this will be the year that it all comes together!!"
New shoes without so much as a scuff, shiny lunch bag and lots of supplies waiting to be put away inside.
Then back down the school field, back home, off to work, minus one or two fresh faced little gals or guys. It is a new morning for all. Turn around and my youngest is starting 4th grade, turn around and my oldest is a senior in high school.

These days I can actually feel the wheel of life turning and my hope for this year is that I will not fight it so much, but be happy in the moment. Help the kids with homework and college applications, listen with "glee" to the marching band performances, enjoy the autumn and laugh at every single silly joke ; )
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