Back to School

Tucker and Elizabeth ready to go!

Tucker and Mrs. Melton at the school field trip.

Elizabeth in front of her classroom. She is in the Rainbow class.

Tucker at his table on the first day of school.

Tucker and Elizabeth on the first day of school.

School this year is well underway and somehow I have not had much time to reflect on how much I love what this school year has brought to our lives.

Tucker is loving Kindergarten and is learning so much so fast that I can hardly keep up. He is reading everything he can find. The labels on the food at the grocery store, every street sign, the words that come across the TV when I am trying to watch the news, my grocery list, my to do list and of course the readers he is reading for school. As one could imagine, this has put some parts of my life in slow motion. It is really hard to "run" into Wal-mart for pesto sauce when there are SO MANY WORDS in Wal-mart! Kindergarten has also brought Mrs. Melton into our lives. Mrs. Melton is Tucker's kindergarten teacher and God's personal gift to me! She has inspired Tucker and he loves being in her classroom. She truly loves children and it shows.

Elizabeth is loving preschool this year. She proudly waltzes right into her classroom and takes over. She is extremely well behaved at school and saves all of her less than attractive moods for home:) She loves her teachers and everything about being there. Her first question every day is, "do I get to go to school today?" and her second question is "can I have cereal for breakfast?" She has been seen on the playground giving a few "directives" and she is often so busy there that she can't possibly get her lunch eaten. She usually asks for her chocolate snack right when she gets in the car at 2:30. Then I always remind her that we won't be having a chocolate snack, to which she always replies, "oh, I forgot."

This school year has also put me back in the classroom! I am teaching preschool P.E. two mornings a week and I love it. It took me a few weeks to get used to my busier schedule and having to be out the door every morning, but now it is smooth sailing. I love being there at the school and getting to do things like watch the kids while they are on playground and visit with their teachers in the hall. This school year is the perfect reminder that God's grace provides more than we could ever deserve. I am daily aware that He has provided me the perfect job at the perfect time. I even get to teach both of my kids every Wednesday. Elizabeth and I go to school on Wed./Fri. and those days are so much fun. It is rare that a person gets to work in a place where the boss understands that you are a mom first and where family responsibilities are given the highest priorities. Thank you God for your unfailing devotion to me and the little details in my life!
Fielder Road ECC still gives me this "at home" warm feeling when I am there. What a wonderful beginning to Tucker and Elizabeth's education. I am confident they will have a great year.


The Laughlin Family said...

Sara, I came across your blog. I love it! Your family is beautiful and precious. We're members at FRBC. Small world. So good to "see" you! Love always, Jaci

mary strader sullivan said...

It is so wonderful to be able to watch as everyone is growing into this big world. Every good gift..comes from above!

Sara Isbell said...

Jaci - I am so glad you found me! It is so good to read your blog about your wonderful daughter and family. Do you live in Arlington? We actually go to Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, but we love Fielder Road and the ECC. Go great to be in touch with you! What a wonderful family you have!