...of "Cameron's" going to school now

Have you ever been so excited that you became frustrated that whatever your excitements’ cause made you cry? How about being so excited that it seemed as if you were crested with caffeine? Or maybe your excitement had you not thinking clearly. I, not personally, experienced these feelings this morning.

"Cameron's" first day of school is today. He was so excited that the waiting time frustrated him. Tears formed in his precious eyes and he asked, “Why it haf to take so wong for my cwass to come?” Trying not to show my irritation as a result of his frustration, I told him that it was not 0830 yet. Of course he asked me the time!

My son, my “Lumps,” sprinted through the house this morning eating, brushing his teeth, washing his face and getting dressed. He even had the audacity to go through his backpack to make sure that I’d put everything in there! His tenaciousness caused him to check his backpack, ensuring that I’d put everything in there! "Cameron's" rapidly changing of gears warranted my questioning self; “Were the eggs I used this morning laced with caffeine?”

Once 0830 FINALLY arrived, I told my son that it was time and here comes his teachers. Oh boy, he did not know what to do with himself! Poor thing, his mind was so clouded that he tried to get out of his car seat although it was still buckled. “Cameron-man, you have to get unbuckled first.” You would have thought it was his first time releasing the thing because of all the racket he was making! My man-child, …”With the help of the LORD I have brought forth a man.” Genesis 4:1 NIV, vaulted from his seat as if he’d hit an eject button and frantically began to search for his backpack that was ON THE FLOOR IN FRONT OF HIS SEAT!

We got it together and approached his teachers and classmates. The only son that I have right now, turned to me and said, “Bye mommy! See you waider!” "Cameron" then walked away seemingly with no fear or uncertainness; he was ready, this is what he wanted. After I got in the truck and started to put my seatbelt on, I heard my little boy’s voice, “Mommy! I forgot to give you a hug!” YES! Priceless! His mama needed that!

Jesus’ mother, Mary, treasured things about her Son in her heart. Now that my son is in school, being about the business of expanding his learning and, (this I am positive of because I’ve witnessed "Cameron's" crusade for God), being about our LORD’s business, I understand what the seasoned mothers meant by telling me to treasure the time that my blessings were home with me. Now, I too like Mary, can treasure these things in my heart.

“Why were you searching for me?” ‘he asked.’ “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” But they did not understand what He was saying to them. Then He went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But His mother treasured all these things in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. Luke 2:49-52 NIV

"Janelle" cried when "Cameron" got out of the truck! Awwwww

"Camerons'" first day of school


  1. I've read so many first day of school posts and I've just wanted to cry. He forgot to give you a hug!!! I know you needed that hug and I bet you cried the whole way home too. First day of school is bittersweet...I can tell and I'm not looking forward to it. Hope he's having a great day and you are too!!!

  2. It seems like it will be so long from now when my little man will start school. I don't know how I'll react.

    It was cute how he came back and gave you a hug! I'm sure he will do well and be a blessing to his teachers and classmates. Update us about his first day!

  3. Yay for Cailem's first day of school!
    And YAY for the return trip so he could hug you. What a sweet, precious little guy!
    New things are exciting, and hard to wait for - even for us grown-ups. Bless you, Mom, as you help your babies wait for their new things.

    Love you,

  4. I remember my very first day of school. My mom asked me if I was scared to go. I said no. I asked her if she was gonna come back and get me, she said yes. That's all I needed.

  5. Awww...he came back to give you a hug! Tooo sweet! Jaslyn looks like you probably felt (smile).


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