Do I Really???


Many parents are probably asking themselves that question right now.  Do I really have a 3rd grader and a kindergartener????  How did this happen???  I know I have always heard how fast your child’s childhood goes but this is ridiculous.  I vividly remember Ian as a newborn 8.5 years ago and the same with Kaylee 6 years ago.  Now I have two big kids who could pretty much get ready in the mornings with little to no assistance.  (“could” being the operative word) I am really just the time-keeper for when the bus is coming.  Which is 8:27 am this year.

Tonight when tucking them into bed I was amazed at how tall they are getting and then how little they both still are.  Ian with his crazy bigger permanent teeth that are finally starting to make a little sense.  Thank God his jaw is growing!!  And then Miss Kaylee with 3 wiggly teeth that are going to go anytime.  Those baby teeth we worked so hard to get will betray me and just fall out.  She was a terrible teether. (actually all my Wooldridges have been)  Then she will enter the world of small jaw versus big teeth and that seems unreal to me.

Then tonight it hit me in the hallowed halls of Alexander Doniphan that I am not that worried parent.  I am not nervous about sending them off into the great unknown.  I know that this is the right step in growing up and learning more.  I am excited to greet them at 3:56 pm (bus time if it isn’t late the first day or two) and hear all about their first day.  Their Gigi/Grammie (yes she is one person but with two specially given names) and Papa are coming to greet them too for the news of the day and the pandemonium that will follow.

Not saying it won’t be a little emotional on Wednesday morning but I am so thrilled for each of them and I know this is going to be a fantastic year.  I will continue praying for them and the path that God has for each of our big kids.

Anyone care to share how they feel about their kids going back to school??? (commenting is encouraged 🙂 )

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About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

4 responses »

  1. Oh I know!!!
    Thanks for commenting… I felt encouraged to get a comment! Not that I am stalking the site or anything… well eh… you know I am not because I am more confident than that… eh right that is it!

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