all the proverbial "like it was yesterdays" apply this week as i drop my boy off for his first of many days spent more with strangers than with me.
he's a superstar: fast-learning & obedient, creative & sensitive and truth be told i want him to get loads of special attention and favoritism.
i want his questions answers, so he keeps asking and learning.
i want his potential recognized and encouraged.
he's not just another kindergartener.
but, he is.
now, that's what gets me.
i can't be there to answer the question they don't hear just like i can't be there to protect him from ill-intentioned strangers.
perhaps this is when faith in a Being higher, bigger, stronger than myself is vital.
the night before his first day, i prayed with such intensity you'd think his life depended on it.
besides protection, my prayers boil down to this one:
that he will make good choices.
that he'll choose friends wisely and carefully.
that he'll choose obedience over rebellion.
that he'll choose creativity and not uniformity.
that he'll choose caution and trust his instincts.
that he'll choose Christ, and Christ-likeness.
what got you when you said good-bye to your first time Kindergartener?