01 July 2015

Last Day, Tous Les Enfants

Oh my, will you indulge this mama?

Today was the last day of school. I lack adequate words to describe the bravery and dedication these three put forth this year as they dove into French school. New language, new culture, new environment ... these kids have some serious gumption. Not to mention that their teachers all told me of their kindness and hard work in spite of all the inevitable challenges. Goodness, I just want to high-five the world, right now.

I think back to the first day for Jane and the first day for Peter and Lucette and I marvel. I just recently told them how I used to drop them off and then pull over to the side of the road and cry and pray. I was so scared and nervous and worried for them. And yet ... I continued to feel a peace that they were where they should be and He was walking through the day with them. 

Thank you, Jesus. I'm just about bursting with gratitude and pride. 


  1. So sweet! Congratulations to all of you! :)

  2. Big hugs from Grammy! I am enormously proud of these children, and you, too, Anna!

  3. I can well imagine you crying and praying for them - I imagine they all speak French quite well by now.

    1. Jane is doing the best (out of all of us ... grown-ups included!). The older kids are still struggling and I am empathetic. The language is hard! Plus, they had to dive into upper-level classes ... I'm hoping our new school may provide some greater support. Maybe I should do a post on our language acquisition! :)