Nate participated in the Blessing of the Backpacks at church yesterday because he's starting preschool this year. He isn't actually starting today- he goes in September. And it's only 2 days a week. But still, it's a big deal. And he was just so freaking adorable running down the isle at church to stand with all the big kids! I'm sorry- but my nephew is exceptionally cute folks.
Yesterday's church service was a youth service- led by the church's youth group. I won't lie, I was dreading it a little. And I totally started off with the attitude of "what do they really know about life?" But I realized as I was praying along for good school years- there is a lot of trauma and stress and emotion on kids. It's HARD being a kid sometimes! Just because their lives are not as far along means nothing- they have their burdens and their issues to handle. I remember how traumatized and hurt I was in middle and high school and so I truly prayed for school years free of bullying and hurt.
On another note, my sweet AC starts a new job today!!
Not to compare her to a school kid (she actually liked high school, so it wouldn't even apply)- but she IS leaving a job where she was belittled and bullied. So this is a great new start for her. It's been so much fun to watch God bless her life. More to come!!!
Good luck today, Ash!