Kindergarten and Oceans of Time

Today, I will take our youngest to register for kindergarten at our local elementary school.  He will join his big brother, neighbors, and his fellow friends from preschool and soccer.  It will be a good thing.  The journey of milestones continues.

Do you remember when you started kindergarten?  Your children?  Your grand children?  Life seems to fly by in a blink at times.  I do remember my kindergarten years.  I was an introvert like our son Bryan, but super patient and encouraging teachers year after year brought me out of my shell and into a confident young lady ready for college and adult life.  I am here now.  I am the mother.

Motherhood is filled with surprises.  Some moms cry when their kids go to Kindergarten.  Not me.  I rejoice!  I am thankful we have brought our boys this far, and I am confident that God will lead them with their little lights shining for Jesus into the public school they attend.  We take them to church, we pray with them daily, and we know that God has them held tighter than we do.

  The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the  immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes–every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Orison Swett Marden From

Job 12:7-12

“But ask the animals what they think—let them teach you; let the birds tell you what’s going on. Put your ear to the earth—learn the basics. Listen—the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories. Isn’t it clear that they all know and agree that God is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand— Every living soul, yes, every breathing creature? Isn’t this all just common sense, as common as the sense of taste? Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom, that you have to grow old before you understand life?
From The Message via
Photo Credit: Daniel Cook, April 2014, Castaway Cay, The Caribbean Ocean/Sea
Photo Credit: Jennifer Cook, March 2014, Bryan (age 4…almost 5 years old)
Photo Credit: Daniel Cook, March 2014, Castaway Cay, Beach Bums for Life

3 thoughts on “Kindergarten and Oceans of Time

  1. Reblogged this on graceglimmers and commented:

    Our boys now, in 2017, finished second and fifth grade. We are excited about middle school, and we are thankful for a summer break. I continue to realize the beauty in each stage of parenthood and childhood. God continues to shine more than I imagined possible.


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