Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dear Jack,

Today you begin the next phase of your life. Your daddy and I are so proud of you and have complete confidence that you will succeed in all of your endeavors. Jack's 1st day of school

Even though we are excited to watch you continue on your road to becoming a man (especially when we see your enthusiasm at “getting bigger”), we can’t help but feel a little bit of sadness today as well.

For four years, we have been not only your parents but your best friends, your teachers, your role models, and your mentors. Today, however, all of that changes. You have gone off to school to make new best friends, to learn from new teachers, and to adopt new role models and mentors. Hopefully, our presence in your life over the past four years has prepared you for this new stage of life.1st day of school

Although you don’t understand all of this now, one day in the future maybe you’ll look back at this letter and know that no matter what, your daddy and I will always be here for you – whether you need a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen, a button to burst, or a knee to slap. We will always love you with every inch of our being. And we will constantly be praying for you – that you become the Godly man that God intends for you to be.

With all of our love,

Daddy and MamaThe Brookshire Fam

10 comments:

Dawn said...

He looks adorable on his first day of school! I hope it went well for him!

They just grow up too fast.

Courtney begins 6th grade next Thursday! Weeeee!!! I'm nervous!

Liz Brack said...

I thought there might be a post today... Very sweet!
I see a shining little red head in your pic too.

Stacey said...

Did you cry? I always cried on the first day of school!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Oh goodness, this was beautiful. I know I am going to cry...

Melinda said...

Stacey - of course I cried!! (I did wait until I was away from Jack though. I wanted him to stay excited about school.)

drewmark19 said...

Okay, I'll be going through this in about a week. My little guy is heading off to Kindergarten too. We went school shopping tonight. Nathan is so proud because even though he's five, he wears size 6 jeans. Apparently, that makes him a six year old in his mind. :)

It's such an exciting time, but also oh so sad! Our babies are growing up!

Sally's World said...

I can't belive how fast they grow, i'm dreading deions first day at big school in three weeks!

Stacey said...

We've got a short time left before we send Eli off as well, and although he's excited, I'm torn. It's hard going from one phase to the next...this is the first step in our letting them slowly go. Getting their wings and testing them out... He's beautiful Melinda...you've done a wonderful job with him...

Life with Kaishon said...

I can't stop crying. Oh my goodness. It just goes so quickly.

Kaish just came over to see why I was crying. And I showed him Jack's picture. Kaish said he is a cool kid. He could just tell : )

And he LOVES your husbands beard.

Kristin said...

I'm loving your letter, and all the comments. My little ma is going to K this year too. The last of my babies to leave - after 11 years of being a full time mommy- I don't know who is more nervous, Jonathan or I! I haven't been around to comment too much this summer, but you are still one of my favs- I have an award for you on yesterdays post.