Preparing MJ For Middle School (Part 2)

“Dear Lord,  As I prepare MJ for middle school, I ask that you prevent me from having nausea and vomiting every day.  Please help me to remember your word.  Give me wisdom on how to make this an easy transition for him…and again the vomiting thing…seriously Lord I really need help there.  Amen”

Today I decided to take a drive and show my son his new middle school.  Whenever MJ is about to go to a new school, I drive by and show him the school, the area, and our driving route.  I do this at least 5 times before the actual day of school.  It helps him to anticipate what will be happening once the school year begins.  We will often get out of the car and walk around the grounds a little bit.  I make him read the name of the school and the street that it’s on.  He was happy, smiling, and saying “I’m a big boy” several times while we were there today.  Meanwhile, I honestly began to feel nauseous and began sweating.  My mind always plays terrible scenarios of what could happen to him while he is in school.  I replay things that I have personally seen throughout my years of teaching.  It is difficult to get those things out of my mind.  I always have to remind myself that God is protecting him and that I have done all that I know to do. I pray that the coming weeks will allow me to feel prepared as well.


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MJ gazing at his new middle school.


20 thoughts on “Preparing MJ For Middle School (Part 2)

  1. I always contact the teachers and they let us come in during the prep days before school starts to walk around and meet teachers and see “walking routes” for the days. Always helps!

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  2. That’s a great idea! I know he will do well and I too pray that he is not anxious but excited to be in his new school…Oh, I love that picture of him! 😀

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  3. I like that you were honest about what you’ve seen at school. I had no idea children could be so cruel but it has gotten worse over the years. I love that you shared your fear. Thank you for sharing, we are all in this boat together, we all need to paddle!

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  4. I understand the nausea!! I am anxious about 2nd grade starting next month…. I cannot imagine middle school. So worried about “mean girls” and other unsavory scenarios…. EEK! Glad you’re prepping him so well!

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  5. Force yr mind to focus on God and what U want to happen, see it and feel Joy about it. Keep God in the forefront Of yr mind KNowing and feeling that God Does have him and that he is Blessed and that things will go well. The mind is a tricky thing, U have to practice FEELING AND SEEING with Joy the Right things because the brain is use to seeig the wrong thing. WALK BY FAITH,YR INNER EYES, NOT BY SIGHT, THE NATURAL and Expect him to always be safe and ok.

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  6. Girl, I understand!! Seriously, it is so hard. I love your prayer, I’ve prayed a similar one for my boy as well. I also do what you do, next week we will meet his new teacher and walk around the school. I really think it helps. Jake retains what he sees and helps him to be less anxious will be praying for you as well! You’re doing a great job momma!! ❤️

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    1. Thank You! In this new school they have no meet and greet before school starts! I’ve already emailed several people in order to make it happen. I’m waiting for a response now. He HAS to meet his teacher before school starts.

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      1. I think all schools should have a meet and greet. My school doesn’t do it either; another part of advocating. Sometimes I wish they would just do it on their own. Our brains never get to shut off.

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