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A letter to my son on starting school

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Dear Sam,

I am so proud of you today as you walk into your new school with excitement in your eyes and confidence in your step.  Your teacher told me you were “energetic” and I know what she means!  You have always been full of beans, your own spirit, and I really pray that school doesn’t take that away from you.

There will be tough days ahead, when you miss being with me or playing with your little brother all day. When the other kids might not want to be your friend or you find the lessons too difficult.  But just know that I love you no matter what, and that Father God is there with you every step of the way.

I will never forget your first day at nursery when you were only two months old, and I will never forget this day either.   Each day one where you sprouted your wings a little more and I stood back and watched in amazement as you took it all in your stride.  I am not sad to have to leave you at school as I know it is where you will flourish for the next portion of your life, but I am nervous as to how the world will treat you.  I hope I have been a good enough mother to prepare you for that – that is our role after all, to train you up to cope with the next challenge of life until eventually you can cope with it all on your own.

So I love you and pray for this precious time when you are at school.  I pray that God fills it with joy and wisdom, friends and laughter, fun and learning.  Go and take on the world my son!

Love Mum x



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3 thoughts on “A letter to my son on starting school

  1. Louise says:

    You’ve put into words beautifully things I was feeling as my George had his first day of school on Friday. The first step into the next chapter of life.

  2. Lizzie Roles says:

    What a truly beautiful letter Rachel. My daughter, Katie, started school in September too. I have an older son, Harry who is already in Year 2 so we are used to the school run. I didn’t realise quite how much I would grieve for her though. We’re getting more into the rhythm of school days now and it feels like the harder days are behind us, although I know there will be tough stuff to navigate in the future. For the most part I’m just grateful that our children get to go to school (a privilege many will never know) and that it’s an outstanding school with a beautiful moral compass. Praying your Sam and my Katie are so happy in their school/learning journey. I just hope they’ll talk to us about anything. A friend once told me that if you listen to the little things then they might tell you the bigger things, and I think they are wise words. Thank you so much for linking up! Lizzie #sharethejoylinky xo

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