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Monday, August 29, 2011

It Flies.

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M had middle school orientation this morning. Middle school!

She was so nervous this morning getting ready and heading to catch the bus.  It totally brings me back.

When she was in preschool, I was pregnant with H and when I would drop her off of at preschool, her teacher would literally have to peel her fingers from around my neck. And then kindergarten, we all worried how the whole bus thing would go and would she get on or would she scream, and she got on. Baby H and I in the van following the bus to school and then watching our little blondie walk from the bus to kindergarten like a pro.

It's hard to believe sometimes it's already time for middle school for her, time just flies and flies and flies.

Yesterday we had some friends over for a Back to School ice cream party/school supply drive. Over a month ago now, it was really on my heart to do something to help struggling families with the burden that can be the cost of school supplies. Kids need a lot of things for school and if a family is already struggling financially and even using the food shelf for groceries, they certainly could use the blessing of some donated school supplies. As a friend put it, if families can't afford groceries, they can't afford school supplies.
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My generous friends hit it out of the park, really.

My littles and I delivered all the donations today from notebooks and pencils, backpacks and lunch boxes, paper and pens. There were erasers and folders, shelf organizers and crayons, markers and pencil pouches.
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And it makes me happy that something important to me is also important to others in our life.

Another organization that is becoming near and dear to me is Bead for Life. You can read more about them along with an opportunity to host a party and win a bracelet made by a Ugandan woman right here.

Finally, if you are a business or etsy shop interesting in advertising here, please contact me as I do have reasonably priced openings this fall.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful thing you have done!! So proud you put this together and gathered these scool supplies that are so needed..
You are a blessing..

Love You all
Auntie Laurie

August 30, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Jes said...

They are all growing up so fast! I hope H and T both have wonderful middle school years this year!

August 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM  

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