|Alex with her teacher, Mrs. Just|
I've gotta tell you, Alex was nervous about school. She had a difficult time getting to bed last night, and she had a belly ache. We made it, though!
This is what Alex had to say about herself on the first day of school:
As for swimming, I'm not sure if we're married to it. We learned the hard way, that club swimming requires A LOT of volunteer hours, which we were unable to complete (by volunteer, I mean required). Yes, we ended up with a lofty bill for not completing our hours and have had to rethink if this is something we can all commit to. We've decided to put her in a less competitive swimming team. When it comes down to it, we really want her to exercise and learn discipline and hard work, but our extra time as a family is going into our church. So, she'll work out three times a week and do a few meets a year but not on a club team. At 8 years old, she shouldn't feel her whole world is all about one thing. If she wants to try volleyball (or whatever) next year, then we shouldn't feel too meshed into one thing to let her try whatever! Oh well.
So, I realize my posts may seem a little manic about my Alex. Honestly, we have good days and bad days. I just want to embrace these moments as much as possible because I am blessed to have her as a daughter, even on our tense days (and we do have tense days). God is preparing her and using her every moment; personally, I think He's using her to teach me a thing or do. I could use a few lessons, so I won't complain!
On another note, our hearts are so heavy for all who were affected by the Indiana State Fair tragedy. I'm thankful that Steve was home two hours before it happened; he was there working on the Habitat house. I'm praying for those who work there. I can't imagine how stressful and emotional it is to handle that. Ugh.