This morning was bittersweet as I sent my big girl off to 4th grade. Where did the time go?? I started to get a little weepy as we entered the part of the school for older grades and found her locker. Then a couple of other Moms I've known for a long time reminisced with me about how it seems like yesterday our kids were little pre-schoolers. I found this cute photo of Autumn's first day of Kindergarten just days after her brother came home from the NICU. Not only has she grown physically in 4 years, but she is also far more accepting of people who are different or have disabilities than most of her peers. God certainly knew what he was doing when he chose her to go on this very difficult, but rewarding journey. That school year was such a blur. I remember just trying to hold it all together around her, the parents and teachers. (Who am I kidding, I still do that!) Thank goodness she was able to go to full day kindergarten so that I could focus on all of the appointments Isaac had in the months ahead (not to mention several hospital admits). We were very blessed that she was able to attend a school close by at the time. When Isaac was hooked up to oxygen and an apnea monitor 24/7, the teacher would walk her home.
Another bittersweet moment was last night when we had to say goodbye to my Grandparents who traveled by car all the way from California to see us. They couldn't wait to get some sugar from that sweet boy. It was bittersweet because we had not seen them in 2 years and it could be a long time before we see them again. We enjoyed our time with them and got some really good photos.