Friday, August 28, 2009

Bitter~Sweet

Ready for the big day!

Making friends. He's not a shy child anymore!

Oh No son, not you too!


Hanging his backpack.



Already looking studious!




Andan went off to Kindergarten this week. It's taken me a while to post about this momentous occasion because my feelings are so mixed. I heard someone say that after going through this transition with one child, the next child is easier. I have NOT found that to be true. I don't think it is so much the act of being in school (he's been in preschool for 2 yrs). It's something else. Tides are changing, my baby is growing up. I know that's what we want them to do. But MY baby is GROWING up. I think back on his last 5 and one half years and I am so thankful for this child. He loves so unconditionally. I pray the world will not change him, instead I pray he will change the world (or at least leave his mark on it).

Meanwhile, Isha and I are adjusting to having one less ball of endless energy in our presence. I know I need to enjoy every moment with him. All too soon I will be walking down the same road with him.

4 comments:

ellie said...

oh, gosh, Julie...I hear ya....my oldest is getting ready to start driving and this morning I came across photos of him when he was 3 years old...bawled my eyes out. It does just go by too too fast.....

You've got a handsome crowd! Enjoy these days and all that come!

Christina said...

Hi Julie! I'm finally writing! I know it must be so hard to see your little one growing up. Certain transitions just seem so much harder to deal with!
Christina

Peggy said...

I know what you mean ... where did my babies go????? I had my camera ready, but my kids were too impatient to leave for school this year. They didn't take the time to strike a pose :-( I was surprised to see you were able to take pics even in the classroom ... we parents are not allowed to go there, not even on the first day.
xxx Peggy

Roque.Boy said...

Oh me oh my just 11 years to go! LOL Where did the time go? I can't wait to see what a wonderful man Andan will become. I know in my heart that I have nothing to worry about when he gets older. I pray and hope he will a man after God's own heart. Nevertheless, I am proud of Andan. As for Elijah I don't even want to go there yet.