So two weeks ago Kennedie started back to school. This year she is in KR which stands for Kindergarten Readiness.... basically Pre-K. Here are some first day of school pictures. These were all done before school (when I thought we were running on time):
And then we loaded three girls in the van and realized we were running not early & not late, but right on time. We showed up in Kennedie's room to find that she was the LAST one to school and that we got her there just as they were starting their first activity. This was a huge Mom fail for me. I wanted to get there early so that we could put her stuff in her cubby, talk about where she was going to sit, point out old friends from last year, and warm up to the teachers & take pictures with them. Unfortunately we didn't get to do any of that. Kennedie needed to sit down and start working and poor thing just broke down crying. Here is the one picture I got of her in her classroom before school:
One of her sweet teachers sat with her and caught her up on what the other kids were apparently working on when their Mommies & Daddies got them there early, like good parents.
Needless to say I then proceeded to walk back to the van and have a complete melt down. I sobbed uncontrollably because I thought I just ruined Kennedie's first day by not having her there early. I truly felt awful because I just wanted her to have such a good start.
Luckily we prayed over her in the parking lot and before we got inside and realized that we were "late." I also spent the day praying over her and asking God to bless her with a happy heart and a good day.
I'm so thankful for her sweet teachers. I got a text of a happy and smiling Kennedie from one of them later that day. My heart warmed and I was so thankful that the Lord had been hearing my prayers.
I made sure I was super early to pick her up. I didn't want to be the last parent there, so I made sure I was the first!
It was so awesome to have her run up and give me a GIANT hug after her first day and to see a HUGE smile on her face. What an incredible blessing!
And since we missed all the pictures before school, we just got them after. Here she is with her cubby and all three of her AMAZING teachers (I seriously can't sing their praises enough! We are in our 3rd week of school and Kennedie has grown by leaps and bounds already & she LOVES these ladies!):
I had to grab a picture on her second day of school in her chapel outfit. The outfit may be adorable on her, but the best part is that smile!!! Do you think she had a great first day or what?!:
I love how the LORD gives us exactly what we need. I'm so thankful that HE provided my Kennedie such incredible women to speak truth into her life this school year & to help her grow academically as well. God is so good.