Back to School

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.


Last night, we celebrated the end of summer with ice cream at the local dairy farm. Today, my 7 year old put on his new school uniform and headed out the door with great excitement. It’s a new day…it’s a new school year…it’s a new chapter- and we are all excited. After so much prayer, the Lord settled the matter last Spring. So this year, we have the privilege of sending our son to a Christian school.

I have to confess- this morning I was more emotional than the day he started Kindergarten! He had been a daycare kid from birth and stayed home with me for one year after his sister was born. When he went to Kindergarten, it was almost a “non-event” because he was used to being in school and was so well adjusted and adaptable. Today, he woke up at 5:45am and asked if he could put on his uniform right away because he didn’t want to be late. ha ha ha I explained to him that he still had 2 hours to relax and eat before he had to be there and his new bus driver was still in bed. He galloped off to play Legos to fill the time. Dressed in his uniform…looking SO grown…excited about the journey in front of him- he got into my husband’s truck and buckled up after distributing a steady and plentiful stream of hugs and kisses. This is exciting.

We are part of a larger team now. We are all working together to train him up in the way he should go. Lord, I pray that when he is old- he will not turn from it.


And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 1:9-11


I have prayed this scripture for my son many times before. Today he will go to school with this passage inscribed in the front of his Bible.

Happy First Day of School All!!!


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