Monday, September 1, 2014

The Tale of 3 Backpacks

….and 5 different schools! It’s Labor Day and the eve of a brand new schedule for our little family. Life continues to chug on for Blane teaching at the middle school and coaching at the high school and P & C are enjoying their new adventures with 5th and 2nd grade. The final pieces to our school puzzle go into place tomorrow morning.

I will be working outside of the home for the first time in 11 years. I am starting a new position at a local school as the Christian Education teacher for 2 year olds – 5th graders. This new position is a blog in itself. In fact, there are mounds of lesson plans that I should be writing right now; however, blogging seems to be the best way to procrastinate at this moment.

Then there’s the little one. Berkley begins a whole new adventure tomorrow outside the comfort of home…PRESCHOOL!

I can hardly believe it! So cliché to say it, but where on earth did the time go? And is it even possible? Somewhere I blinked and the moment had already passed.

Today is like sitting at the top of a rollercoaster waiting for it to drop. There is no more climbing, no clicking of the track waiting to reach the top. It’s so quiet up here and almost empty feeling while we sit and wait to begin the big drop. It’s the beginning of a whole new adventure with new friends, new memories, new skills, new blog material (especially from the mouth of a preschooler), new highs, and even new lows.

I’m not sure how the dance of 3 backpacks and 5 schools is played out. I am guessing there will be some missteps and some spins that we especially like and want to do again. I pray there is a pause button for the parts that go too fast and maybe even a fast forward for the moments we would rather not do again.

My fortune cookie last night said, “May you leave a gift where ever you go”. My prayer is that our backpacks are filled with gifts to give others while making space for all the gifts we are going encounter along the way!

To a new adventure!