Back to School…

by | Aug 20, 2009 | This Lefe Family

I saw a commercial the other day, and I can’t remember which office store it was for. But the song in the background of this commercial was the Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Maybe you’ve seen it. It had a parent skipping joyfully through the aisles of a store as he was shopping for school supplies for his children. This parent was thrilled to have his children going back to school soon…


I love to have Ali and Zach home for the summer, and I hate to see them head back to school. They will do that tomorrow. ūüôĀ

I can remember this night as a child…the night before school would start. I would be nervous. I would have tried to figure out what in the world I was going to wear to look good on the first day of school. I would go over my list again to make sure I had everything ready to go in the morning. Mom and Dad would have us go to bed early…or at least try. And then I would lay there in bed, as I thought about the first day back and what it would bring, and I would have a hard time falling asleep.

But somehow I would. I would wake up in the morning, excited to go and to see all my friends again. I always enjoyed the first day of school…once I got there and began a new routine for the year.

Our summer flew by so fast…twelve weeks felt like four. We had a great summer vacation! It was one that I think the kids, Bill and I will remember for years to come. I will have to do a “summer recap” post one of these days soon.

As Ali and Zach head off to tenth and seventh grade respectively tomorrow, I know I will be one sad mom. I will miss them dearly. But I will cherish the time we were able to spend together over the summer, and will look forward to the times we’ll be together sharing the new school year and all their activities together. I will be covering them in prayer, knowing God will be with them when I can’t be.
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