[one]One week from today, Isaac will be at his first day of summer preschool. After a particularly rough week at my Mom's again, we need this. Isaac needs this. My Mom needs this. Our family needs this. Or, we need God to make it very clear that there is another option.
[two]He's so excited for preschool, but he was also so excited for soccer, which went horribly last week. He wouldn't even take the field. His second cousin Rocco was standing on the field, waving him on over "C'mon Isaac! Isaac, c'mon!" But Isaac clung to my leg, a whining, crying boy who only wanted to go home.
Add to it that my Dad and my Mom came without my invitation and it was a recipe for disaster. No amount of, "We'll go to Dairy Queen after!" could get Isaac to participate. So, we left after about 20 painful minutes, both Tony and I dejected.
[three]So, needless to say, I'm very concerned about leaving Isaac, let alone his behavior. The two bright spots are his swim class experience and Sunday School. He never flinched at leaving us for swim class and while he has had some hesitancy lately with Sunday School, we're always able to leave the room without a full on meltdown.
[four]This should basically be retitled "Pray for Isaac." We're really hopeful that preschool will help Isaac learn a thing or two, but most importantly provide a little understanding to where he fits in the big world. Isaac has such a sweet spirit. I can't tell you how moving it is to hear him talk to his brother or the concern he conveys when he thinks something is wrong and says "Are you okay hunny?" In the last two months though, there has been less sweetness and want to make sure it isn't buried for some reason or the other.
Tony and I are really in the thick of it right now. I had a meeting every night this week and have back to back weddings this weekend. I haven't taken a photo of my boys on my real camera in, oh, at least a week, but I plan to remedy that tonight, even if I haven't edited Ezra's 11 months chalkboard picture yet! Ezra's birthday is in less than a month and I feel like I'm going to blink and it will be September.
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.