The day before junior high August 25, 2014 · By the time most of you read this, my little purple fairy will be well into her first day of junior high school. I can’t even deal. (She completely ignored my suggestion that we find her a new costume just like this in a bigger size.) Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2014 « Previous article: Fashion Friday: Edition now with a 20% coupon code!Next Post: » The first day of junior highReader InteractionsSimilar Stories Comments Susan August 25, 2014 at 1:23 am God bless Caroline on her first day – and you too! It’s going to be great. I’m guessing she’s not wearing purple 🙂 Kristy August 25, 2014 at 6:24 am Best wishes, Caroline!! I pray that your first day is wonderful!! Big Mama…. I hope your day is great too! 🙂 Bobbie Lutz August 25, 2014 at 6:24 am Caroline’s going to have a great year in jr high…and her Mama will help her thru the highs and lows! You’re an awesome Mom and she’s an awesome daughter, so enjoy this first year filled with blessings…and some tears! BUT, you’ve got this! This could be a new book! Dottie Vahcic August 25, 2014 at 6:53 am What a sweet picture of your little purple princess…so amazing how fast the time passes and all of us moms here can relate to what you are feeling. May you experience God’s grace today in a new way and may Caroline have a perfectly awesome school year!! Holly August 25, 2014 at 6:56 am Oh boy! Such a big step for her –and the whole family. Hope it goes well! Susan August 25, 2014 at 7:31 am Hi Big Mama! I was absolutely terrified for my son Jack to start middle school last fall. He has Aspergers and is thus a little “quirky” making it challenging to form friendships and navigate both academic and social expectations. My stomach churned the first few months as I worried about how he would do. I prayed, wrung my hands, vented to husband and friends…….and then surprise!! He freaking loved it!!! He loves the thrill of changing classes, he loves that he doesn’t “stick out” because there are lots of kids with lots of issues. He loves that his teachers offer time during study hour to ask questions about the material they don’t understand. But most of all, it was a life lesson for me: sometimes we are just plain WRONG about the things we are sure are going to be disasters. God answers prayers and protects…and teaches us Mamas to be a little more faithful! Have a wonderful school year. Happy Fall!!! Susan Lynnette R August 25, 2014 at 7:53 am Same. Next Tuesday. My baby boy (by a long shot. Had him at 40 when my other baby was 18 yrs old) Not my first rodeo but my last. I’ve been sick to my stomach most of the last month. I don’t even have words. Jennifer S August 25, 2014 at 8:00 am Melanie, my baby started her senior year today. My baby! She’s supposed to be 5! Marty August 25, 2014 at 8:17 am My baby started his senior year last Monday. He was all cool about it and I was an emotional wreck thinking about it being the first “last day” of his last year and all the things that go alone with that. He’s our 4th child, so I guess I have the benefit of knowing what is ahead for him and for us. He asked me NOT to pack his lunch (said his girlfriend was doing that) (pbbbbbth), and then tried to wear a t-shirt and his swimsuit to school. In his defense (and I cannot even believe I’m defending him), it was a pair of board-shorts that look like regular shorts…but I BOUGHT THEM…I KNOW THEY ARE FOR SWIMMING.” Sheesh.. He said, “why are you getting so worked up about this?” And that’s how he died. Just kidding. Debi August 25, 2014 at 10:42 am OMG, I busted a gut laughing at this. You are as funny as Melanie. Megan Cohn August 25, 2014 at 8:21 am My baby just started kindergarten! Time flies and I know I will blink my eyes and he will be starting high school!! Sarah B. August 25, 2014 at 8:25 am My babies started 6th and 4th grades last week. It ain’t easy being Mom… E.S. Ivy August 25, 2014 at 9:11 am The first day of school the house always feels especially quiet… I still can’t figure that out. How can it feel “more quiet” than “quiet?” 🙂 But, all my kids liked middle school more than elementary school. I hope Caroline finds the same! Pam August 25, 2014 at 9:32 am When my grandson turned 10 he said “Nana……look how fast I got to 10…….I’ll get to 20 really fast too” He is 18 now and a senior……seems like yesterday I was holding his had to cross the street. He is still just as wise. Patricia August 25, 2014 at 9:34 am Oh, mama. Those are the tough ones. I have my youngest starting high school next week. My oldest is starting junior college. Ugh. In some ways I’m sooo happy to be through some of those tough years and in others, I just want them to be toddlers again. You are a great mom! Be strong. Lynda Morstain August 25, 2014 at 10:45 am ENJOY these years!! My oldest baby (18) started his first day of college this morning!! Thankfully, he’s going to the Tarrant Community College 10 min away here in Fort Worh! He’s getting his Assoc in Criminal Justice, then attending the Police Academy. Now my baby boy (17) started his first day of Speed Senior Year. We’ve always homeschooled & Sam did year-round his 8th-9th grade. SO, he will be graduating before Christmas! Then he’ll be at the same Community College for the Spring Semester. THEN, he THINKS he’s leaving me for Oklahoma Christian next Aug! I may duct-tape him to his bed 🙂 Treasure these next 6 years with your Caroline! I promise they go sooooo FAST! Angie August 25, 2014 at 11:01 am Too bad that girl of yours doesn’t have a little more personality! 🙂 wanda August 25, 2014 at 11:10 am Slow and steady….wins the race! Enjoy every single day. Before you know it, you’ll be arguing in the middle of Macy’s over prom dresses! 😉 Christine August 25, 2014 at 11:33 am Hi all you moms of kids starting school…. I just watched my 25 year old “baby” get on a very big ship and deploy on Friday. Can I just say, it does NOT get any easier…. Laura August 25, 2014 at 11:55 am Bless your heart and your son and a prayer was said just now for you and for your family <3 tammy August 25, 2014 at 12:56 pm Please thank him for his service, and I’ll add “Christine’s son” to our prayer list at church. Victoria August 25, 2014 at 11:52 am 🙂 Sweet baby! I’m a new mom (loved reading SGE!) and everyone has been telling me, “Don’t blink.” Laura August 25, 2014 at 11:55 am I was going to say that our baby just celebrated his one year anniversary of real world work in June after graduating from college…and it doesn’t get any easier….and then I read #19 from Christine….and oh my…thank you for those whose babies serve our country! A mom’s heart just has to get bigger and bigger with the years! God’s blessings on all of you moms at all of the stages!! Keep sharing your stories! We need each other!!!! Maria D. August 25, 2014 at 7:14 pm So very true – sometimes we forget that those who serve our country are somebody’s baby….Thanks to all the moms whose babies serve! And I hope Caroline’s first day was great! nanette lynch August 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm Can’t wait to hear about BOTH of y’all’s day!!! Such an exciting time. Barb August 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm I am just wishing both of you a good first day of middle school! tammy August 25, 2014 at 6:50 pm I keep checking here to see if you might post tonight, because I swear to you, I cannot wait to hear how it went. I am like to die over here, fer realz! Kathleen G August 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm It seems like yesterday that we were seeing her first day of school pictures & low & behold the most darling picture ever! My goodness the fairy outfit & that smile! You raised her right & daddy showed her how to handle a bow! And that smile when she was holding the snake! You’ve given her faith & self esteem to see her through the middle school years. Can be very turbulent times. Kathleen in Az Colleen August 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm My daughter is an 8th grader this year, and thus far, her middle school experience has been so far above my expectations. I know some say it’s the worst time in their school years, but if she’s judicious in her choice of friends it can be fantastic. Hoping that’s how it is for both of you! Audra wray August 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm What a big deal for big mama! How do kids grow up so fast??? Angela August 25, 2014 at 11:24 pm I hope her first day was awesome! 🙂 I took my oldest son to College Station yesterday where he’ll be a freshman at A&M. It went fairly well and was so glad I only shed a few tears and it didn’t turn into the ugly cry! After reading your blog for several years, I feel like I’ve gained some insight about A&M and it sounds like such a great place. I even went back through your blog to read up on any entries about good restaurants, stores, etc there. Thank you! Vicki B August 25, 2014 at 11:34 pm May the force be with you!