The Night Before…..

The day is here. The day before the first day of school. I will take the kids to the zoo and splash pad. Then we will go shop and pick out school lunches. After that, we will travel back home and make sure their book bags are in order and ready to go. All the paper work is filled out and signed. I will make anything they want for dinner. For them, they will most likely pick pork chops, Mac-n-Cheese and green beans. It’s their favorite. After their baths and picking out their first day of school clothes, I will lay in their beds with them and sing them their favorite lullabies. I will give them their night kisses and tell them sweet dreams. I will also remind them of how great they are going to do on their first day and how much fun they are going to have. I will remind them of how proud I am of them and how much I love them. They will drift off to sleep with half and half of excitement and nervousness. Then I will go to bed. But, I will not sleep. I will lay there and worry. I will think about how I always felt on my first day of school. I will see my precious babies being nervous. I will see their nervous little faces and maybe a tear in their eye, because they want their mommy, and I’m not there. What if someone doesn’t want to play with her and it hurts her feelings? What if someone picks on him because he reads a little slower than everyone else? What if….. I didn’t prepare them well enough? I will worry, because that’s what moms do. My heart will hurt, because I want to be there to help them in every way, but I won’t be there. Or will I? I will be there in every choice they make. I will be there when they think, What would my mom want me to do? I will be there in every lesson they learn. I will be there, because who my children are is a reflection of me. So, I will not fret if my kids are ready, or how they will cope. Ok I still will because I’m their mommy and that’s what I do. But I will be confident in the fact that I am raising strong, kind, well minded children who can conquer the world! I am confident that my kids will do just fine, because they are mine!

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Mandy Vinson

I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing.

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