As someone who really likes to have a plan and often times feel control over what's going on around me, at times that's just not possible. Grant has been in school for over a month and it's going great. It's really been good practicing in trusting that his teacher knows what she's doing and Grant's positive attitude towards school. It's such a weird shift from talking to his daycare teachers everyday to simply having a box colored in on Grant's calendar saying what "color" he was at school that day. I'm thankful for his teacher and his school. I know it won't always be this easy, but it's been a great start.
As a 7th grade teacher I feel like I finally can relate to the hyperventilating, helicopter parents that sometimes come along at the beginning of the school year. 7th grade is their kid's first year in middle school, and a new experience for both the kids and parents. This week we had a parent meeting, which the mom requested, because her son has a lack of organization. However, he's doing pretty darn well in school and gets 95% if his homework done on time. It's as though she thought her son was the only kid with organizational issues and literally let out a giant sigh of relief when we assured her that her son wasn't that much different than any other 7th grader and that his is doing just fine.
Then the next day I had a phone call with a parent who was concerned her son needs a tutor and he has a "B" in class. Yes, a "B." I had to reassure her that he son is doing just fine, and that if I had major concerns, I would have called her.
In both situations these moms had the best of intentions, but their lack of trust in their kiddo or their kid's teachers was really keeping them from having peace and believing that they've raised good kids who will be just fine. See, we can't control everything, and that's ok. When we walk around worrying and working to control things it's robbing us of the peace we can have. Just like I've been working to trust Grant and Grant's teacher that school is going well, that same thing goes for us trusting that God has it covered too.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight."
Just like the parents I met with week let out a big sigh of relief when they were reassured that everything is ok, we can let out that same sigh of relief when we begin to believe that God will take care of us too. Worrying is no fun, so if this is something you're battling with today, I want to reassure you that it will all be ok. Whatever valley you are in won't last forever, I promise.
Although the weather is still varying by day, I just adore these boots I got recently. I've been wanting a great pair of brown leather riding boots and have tried a few pair I just haven't loved, but these ones are winners.
Top: White Plum (Everyly brand) c/o similar
Leggings: Liz Lange same
Necklace: Kendra Scott c/o Rocksbox same on sale!
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