Wednesday, August 10, 2011 was the first day of school for my girls.
Sarah Jane is now a Freshman in High School. (left)
Emily is a Junior in High School. (right)
This is the first year Emily was able to drive them on the first day of school. At first I was heartbroken that I was going to miss the yearly milestone of driving them to school and taking pictures as the walked into the school and in their new classrooms. Then as the day drew closer I realized this was exactly what we want for our daughters. To grow, progress and change. As a result, we must grow, progress and change with them. It became a new scrapbook layout in my head. And it is nice to have peace with this new normal.
Having the children grow up is not always easy on the Momma, but, this is how it is supposed to be. Life changes, we must change with it.
And just for fun, First day of school 2001.
Ten years ago. I have this exact picture for every first day of elementary.
Again Sarah Jane on left, first day of K-4.
Emily on right, first day of 1st grade.
Be sure to go visit Kelly's Korner to see more back to school fun ideas on Show us your life Friday.
Also linking this week to JDaniel4's mom!