Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Be Brave. Be Kind

Bit of a mess last night.
I always loathe the start of another school year.
It just drives it home.
These kids keep getting older and older, faster and faster.
Tomorrow, high school.
And there is only so much I can say and so little I can do.
I just hope they know.
All of it.

I had all the feels this morning. All of them. Too many. So many that the lump in my throat barely allowed me to croak "Be brave and be kind" as he exited the car. It didn't help that the whole way to school the kids talked about how weird it will be at Seton without their big brother there.
Oh help.
Be brave. Be kind.

Dear God in heaven,
please be with my children as they start a new year.
Help them to work hard and do their best.
Keep them safe, happy, and healthy.
Give them a love for learning.
Help them to grow in confidence and independence.
Show them how to be compassionate.
Let them be a friend to all, kind, and loving.
Let their failures motivate them to try harder.
Let their successes humble them.
Help me, Lord, to be patient, understanding, loving, and wise
in guiding them through this school year.
Be with my children, Lord.
Let your light shine in them and through them
and keep them close to You.



betty said...

Amen! Sending you a hug! Its really hard, I know that, but you are doing a wonderful job of raising them all and getting them ready to (eventually) be on their own. I am sure it was with confidence that Joey got out of the car and tackled going into his first day of high school!

Great picture of them all; growing so much!


Kat said...

Betty- That's the problem. He wasn't confident at all. He was beyond nervous. He asked me to pray for him last night. He just doesn't have any real close guy friends and going from a very small school to a very big school was beyond intimidating.
But I am happy to report that he had a fantastic first day. He talked my ear off about it for over an hour.
Happy mama. 😊

Bijoux said...

Great message! A nice line up you've got there!

Tabor said...

Well, now you have me crying!

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson