Today was the first day of school for our oldest who is now in 2nd Grade!!!! She was very anxious about being a second grader last night and could not get to sleep. It took a lot of work and some fancy parenting skills to get her to sleep but we finally did it....way to late I might ad but, oh well!
Ends up she had nothing to worry about (as often happens with anxiety....I should know! LOL) She woke up this morning happy as can be declaring (loudly), "Today is the FIRST day of SCHOOL.......YEAH! Go figure!?!?!
Huge attitude change, thanks to God and quite a bit of prayer, from last night. Larry tried a little TV, (Katie's favorite way to go to sleep since summer vacation...ugh!) he read a book, talking to her, praying with her, etc. Then it was mommy's turn and we tried a little TV in front room with little sissy. After Sarah finally fell asleep, I sang to Katelynn, talked with her and then finally had to pray for her. WOW! Guess what, the prayers worked best.........DUH!!!
I also told Katelynn about something I often do after her and her sister are asleep and that help comfort her. I go to their room after they are sleep and lay my one hand on them (never wakes them up and for Sarah, that says something. She is like me, wakes at a drop of a pin) and raise my other hand to pray over them. I ask our Lord Jesus to shine His light in their room and envelope them in His loving arms and give the comfort and a peaceful sleep. Usually works and I told her that. Katelynn has been plagued with nightmares in the past and we have prayed for them to be released from her. It worked. All I had to do is remind her of prayer and ask her if she trusts God. She does....yeah!
Anyhow, back to 2nd Grade - I also reminded Katelynn that one of her BFs was in her class and another girl who really likes Katelynn was in there to. Not to mention she had me bake cookies for the whole class. In case you don't know, we bake from scratch around here in most cases. Try that with a 6 1/2 and a 3 year old helping you!!!!!!! Talk about needing prayer......LOL! I even let them crack eggs!
Well the end of this long story is a happy one. Katelynn loves her new teacher (she is new to the school too so Katie didn't know who she was.....OH NO!) and she loves her new classroom and her new friends. She was very excited to see her old friends too.
I can't wait to meet her new teacher....Larry did the dropping off and picking up today. Hope she is as great as I hear!
Rebecca in Beckys World 101