It's been a busy couple of weeks! We are officially two weeks into the
new school year, and I am happy to say that things are going pretty darn
well! The initial feelings are always the same for me - panic, worry,
and wondering if we are going to make it through.
The difference between Brennen's first school year and his eighth,
however, is that the panic doesn't last as long. I know we will make it
through this year because we've made it through the previous seven. Brennen
is in Grade 8 this year, and I actually feel like I can finally exhale
and let go of some of my own nerves about his junior high school
experience. Brennen is in good hands, and as a parent, that is all I can
hope and pray for. He loves going to school - his
days are full of fun and activity, and he is happy when he comes home.
Sometimes I wonder how we got here.. how it all happened so fast. It
seems like just yesterday I was worried sick about my boy starting
school, being there for hours each day without me,
and not knowing how on earth I would be able to let go of control and
hand him over to somebody else. But we have come a long way since those
early days, and my boy has proven to me over and over again that he is a
tough kiddo, and he is rocking the education
system! He loves his life, and we are so fortunate to have so many
people on our side who help empower Brennen to not only survive the
school year, but to truly thrive! We couldn't be happier!
On Sunday, we attended the PAL Kite Festival in Bowring Park. Like
in previous years, this year's festival was full of exciting events,
including a kite flying contest, bouncy castles, face painting, BBQ and live musical entertainment! All
proceeds from kite sales and donations this year go to Choices for Youth
, an organization that we are proud to support.
"Choices for Youth is committed to building programs, systems, and opportunities
that are focused on providing individualized support for young people,
celebrating who they are, and working together to unlock their potential
to build a brighter future
Some photos from the Kite Festival!
My nephew, William got off to such a great start with his little kite.. but it ended up looking like this:
It's ok, buddy. I lost my kite over the top of a tree. The struggle is real.
See photos from when we attended the Kite Festival a couple of years ago, HERE!
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