“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.
MJ gazing at his new middle school.