Monday, August 25, 2008

The first day of School!

"Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility- 4 young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians." Daniel 1:3-4

Today was Austin's official first day of preschool! I want to just eat him up he is so cute in his little uniform! He had a wonderful day and came home telling me all about the playground, art, and his new friends! I love the fact that Austin loves learning. I have always loved school (hence, the continued education that never seems to stop), and I would love for Austin to enjoy school as much as I always have! I want school to be a place of safety, of respect, of unspeakable joy. I believe that with sound learning, we place ourselves in the very best position for God to use us for the plans that He has for us!

Tonight as I put Austin to bed, I held him in my arms and prayed for him on his bedroom floor (our typical bedroom routine..) This evening, however, I prayed with a new passion for Austin's learning, for his friends, for his teachers, and for myself.

"Lord, please allow school to be a positive experience for sweet Austin. I pray that you would give his teachers great patience! I ask that you would surround him with friends, and I pray that he would always be protected and safe at school (both physically and emotionally). I pray that through school, Austin would fall in love with Jesus!"


DT Boy said...

Aiden will start preschool in September. I am hopeful he will be a better student than his daddy. I hoping he is more like his mommy. I can;t wait for him to start I think he is going to love it. It is hard to believe that he is even old enough to go.

The Agarwals said...

I could eat him up too! That uniform is darling on such a handsome boy and the "lovey" in his hand makes it all the more precious! Collin started prek this year too. He was so excited- I was a bit nervous, but am trusting like you that this experience will teach him so much about himself, others and the Lord!