I took this picture on the last day of school. I was already crying, and seeing these boys just put me over the top. Because this is why I love HOPAC.
Today was the first day of school at Haven of Peace Academy.
And we weren't there.
I didn't make muffins the night before for the Welcome Breakfast for the new parents, we didn't buy new uniforms for Grace, Gil didn't give the first-assembly message.
It would have been Josiah's first day of kindergarten, Instead, his first day started a couple of weeks ago when I slapped his math book down in front of him and said, "Let's whip out 10 pages of math so that we don't have to take this giant book on our road trip." Yep. Happy First Day of School, Josiah.
There was a time in my life when I couldn't imagine a life after HOPAC. And now it has come. Life always does that, doesn't it?
Thinking about you and praying for you today, our dear friends. You are in our hearts, forever and always.