2017-2018 School Year

2017-2018 school year is officially in the books. There were a lot of firsts for us this year. And if I’m being completely honest, I should have had a #firstandlast picture up there with them with how much God stretched and matured me as their mom.

It was the first time I didn’t get to choose who my buddy spent his day with. I didn’t have complete control. In many ways he was ready for the new adventure. But in many ways, he was not. And I knew there would be growing pains. My instinct was to shelter him. But God gave me the strength and conviction to surrender. With an already anxious boy, it wasn’t easy- but we forged ahead. And man, Briggs ended up flourishing-loving his school, teacher and friends. We are so blessed to have this new school community. Such an answered prayer!

This year also marked the first time their first and last picture was not together. 😢 Which meant two different schools. Kerigan has always relied so heavily on Briggy. She really didn’t speak the first semester. We were getting concerned. But with the right support, loving teachers and friends, our little KK is letting her light shine again. Something magical has happened as she’s realizing her big sister role & navigating the new waters of being the big kid. She’s finding her own creative, silly, nurturing, strong, beautiful identity.

We are looking forward to a great summer! And I’m just going to give y’all the heads up...Kollyns starts preschool in the fall. I’m not even going to front. I’ll be a hot mess. (I’m a crier. It’s fine.) Through the tears though, I’m grateful for their growth, courage and big ole hearts. Seriously, so grateful. ❤️

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