Coming Attractions

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

For the past few weeks. I've been in a blogging funk. (Here's the part where you say, Really? I hadn't noticed!).

I've sat in front of the computer with nothing original coming to mind and said ah, screw it.

Hopefully having some quiet time will help and if nothing else I can use a distraction from missing my baby.

Here are a few things I've written in my notebook that I hope to get to soon:

1. The fall TV and movie schedules and how I'd love to be a couch potato.
2. Cascade vs. Electrasol
3. Adding to my reading list and the books I've purchased recently (I think it's becoming an addiction. I just can't stop!).

4. My adopted soldier and how I'll need your help (it will only cost you a stamp).

5. The 10 Things About Me meme Steph tagged me for.

Very ambitious, I know.

To My Son on His First Day of School

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

When I woke you this morning with kisses and a "wake up First Grader!," I was fine.

When I made your breakfast I was fine.

When we took our first day pictures and set out walking to school, I was fine.
When we got to your new classroom and introduced ourselves to your new teacher, I was fine.

When you ran off to play tether ball without a backward glance, even then I was fine.

But when the bell rang, and it was time for me to say goodbye, that's when I stopped being fine.

Seeing you there, at your own little desk with the cubby built in, I was overwhelmed with pride and love and longing for the baby I used to have.

As I write this there are tears on the keyboard. But they are happy tears.

Know that Daddy and I are so proud of you. You are the best kid any parents could have.

We're so blessed and grateful you chose us to be your Mom and Dad.

You will always be my favorite, my precious cargo.

And when I pick you up from school later today with a "how'd it go First Grader?", I will be fine.
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