Last Monday was the first day of school for the girl.
Yep, we started school early this year.
We have a lot to accomplish this year, and I get a case of major burn out come March/April.
Because I know this sad fact about myself, I always begin school so that we will be finished around that time. This year, we had to start last Monday.
Last Monday was a day of firsts for us.
It was the first day that she did school as a 10th grader.
It was the first time I took a ‘first day of school’ picture, and there was only one child standing in front of me.
It was the first time that the boy wasn’t down there making us laugh.
It was the first time she was learning alone, and it made her sad. I knew how teaching her alone would affect me, but I had no clue how it would affect her.
I went downstairs for something and she had tears streaming down her face. She told me later it was because she missed her brother, and she put a picture of herself and her brother in a picture frame and put it on her school desk so “her buddy would be still with her”.
It is amazing how one person can affect so many.
Go out and affect people for good. Let them remember you with pleasant thoughts. Make such an impact on those around you that they are sad to see you go.