As I send my 3 children off to school today, please stay with them. Guide them through their day as they find out about their teachers, meet up with old friends and meet some new ones. Let the schedule of the day not be so overwhelming to them as we come off of one of our best summers ever.
My heart was heavy as they got onto the bus, but excited as well. I love them so and would gladly keep them home if I was called to do so.
The excitement in their faces made it impossible to cry. Thank you for their joy. I pray this year brings new and exciting things and that their relationships with you continue to grow.
Please keep them healthy this year and cover our household during the winter months when we are stuck inside whether at school or in our house.
Let their bus rides always be safe and if not, show me the need to drive them.
Make our time together full and productive, as it seems so much of the time is spent at school.
Let their friendships be edifying and keep them from things they do not need to hear at such young ages.
Help my son who is new to school adjust to the long school day. Help my beautiful middle daughter be able to get through her long school day with a happy heart. Help my pre-teen keep her heart for you and keep on the staright and narrow. And help my little guy who is at home with just his mom. Let me do the very best with him before he too is off on the bus.
Please help us as parents make the best decisions possible when it comes to their schooling and the outside world.
Help us to shelter them without having to crush their spirits.
Please just continue to be with us Lord and let this school year be used for your glory.
In your wonderful name,