Thursday, August 19, 2010

109 – Dear Kale and Tyler

Back Camera

Dear Kale and Tyler,

Today is once again the first day of school.  I know it’s been four years since I got to take a picture on the front porch, but I miss those days -- on days like this.

First Day of Kindergarten 1992-93 Kale First Day of Kindergarten 1994-95 Fester

I miss the excitement that came with the first day of school. New school supplies, backpacks, and matching outfits!!

First Day of School 1994-95 First Day of School 1995-96 First Day of School 1996-97 First Day of School 1997-98

And then you started getting too old for matching and you didn’t care so much about school supplies and backpacks. School Pictures 2001-02First Day of School 2003-04 First Day of School 2004-05 And then you left your momma and moved out into the great big world and are finding your own way.  I am so proud of you both… and pray for you daily that (despite all the parenting we did) you would be exactly who God has planned for you to be!

But, I still have moments that I just want to go back and have a first day of school with you again!

I love you,



The Garners said...

Well, I wasn't sad about the first day of school...until I read this!!! :) Your boys grew up TOO fast, and I'm sure the same will be true of my kids. What sweet, fun, handsome sons you have!

Kimberley said...

awww, sweet post. in 2 short years i will be walking my first into kindergarten. talk about boo hoo!

Jenn said...

What a precious post! I love the pictures on the porch :) You can tell they had a good upbringing by that sweet letter you wrote them.

When we started homeschooling a few years ago one of the things I knew I would miss was the first day of a new school year. We still have them only by the second day we get to wear our p.j.'s!

His Doorkeeper said...

Oh, how I love this post! I love seeing them "grow up" right before our eyes and remembering just how they looked! Precious memories Jacquie!

I'm sure you'll hear from them later!! har

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Dorothy said...

Nice that you thought to make all those pictures of your boys going to school! My little 6 foot plus grandson started to Mississippi State this week! Where does all the time go??????

Kelley said...

That is such a sweet post! I will have to remember to take pictures of the girls on their first days of school!