Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A New Year

Today was Sam's first day at Walnut Creek Elementary school AND as a 1st grader. I am so amazed at his resiliency...after a summer full of hotels, and living out of a suitcase, he was still so anxious to begin the school year.

Grandma and Megan were still here so just Sam and I were able to walk to school alone together and talk about some of the things he wants to do this year (he wants to learn to be a waiter). We got to school with just a few moments to put his backpack in his cubby, get out his little box of new school supplies, and to find his seat. I got out to the hall just as the bell rang and I must admit, I almost had a panic attack. How could I leave my little boy at a strange school, with a strange teacher, in a strange new place?? But then his little class all stood up together and I was stuck in my spot, watching my little boy put his hand on his heart and say the pledge along with his classmates, and then sit down. I caught his eye and he blew me a kiss. I cried all the way home.

Have a wonderful year, Sam. We love you and are so proud of you. Enjoy your year as a "Wildcat!"


Anonymous said...


We loves your blog spot. Thanks for sharing.

I seriously cried when I read the story about Sam. Let's just blame it on hormones...YIKES! Tell him nice hustle for me. We love you!!! Keep up the good work blogging!

April (and David and Breea)

Leenz said...

Congrats, Sam! You have made it to the big leagues. I hope that you can realize your dreams of becoming a waiter.
Amber-la, I have added you as a link on my blog and I will check yours out regularly. Good job! Hope things are well, miss you guys.

Kristi said...

Add me to the list who started sniffing when reading your post.
Hope Sam's first day was a great one!!

Rosanne said...

Sniffle, sniffle...yup, me too.

Hi AMBER!! Thanks for sharing your new contact info and blogspot with us. I'm excited to "keep track of you." Hope you're settling nicely. :-)

Garrett Gang said...

Okay, Amber-
You should warn us about the tear-jerkers before we start!! I was trying to read it aloud to Caitlin...trying! She said she misses babysitting them!
All the best to you Cornhuskers!

Darci and Fam