Monday, September 1, 2008
School starts tomorrow. My kitchen smells like new pencils, fresh notebook paper, and Elmer's glue. We packed up the kids' backpacks with Target school supplies this morning, checking each item off the official list. The new lunch boxes and thermoses are in the cupboard and the first day outfits are laid out on the window seat. Last year's papers have been cleaned out of the "homework hub" in my kitchen and both kids got new haircuts. Caleb's even gonna let me spike his hair tomorrow (he usually runs in terror from gel).
There's something so magical about the beginning of the school year. A chance to start over, begin again. The slate wiped clean. The start of an adventure pregnant with possibility. My kids can't wait to jump in and ride the wave. Neither can I.
Isaiah 43:19, "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."