{Kindergarten meet the teacher // this is really happening}

So, last night was meet the teacher.


This is really happening...whether I am ready or not. 

I have been in a huge funk and denial stage for the last couple of weeks. I just can't believe my sweet little baby is old enough for Kindergarten. A big boy status that comes with a big boy school. I've had to just put it out of my head because if not I would just end up crying and being sad. I am not sure that being in denial was any better, because hello I still have a ton of prepping to do. But, it worked. I was able to enjoy my last days of summer with Mason without being a sad & crying mess.  I mean, all of those what if questions flooded my brain every minute of every day, but I didn't let that outwardly show. 


I did have one little breakdown yesterday about 20 minutes before we left. I knew that I needed to let it out before we left {& before I put on my makeup}. Nathan wrapped me up in a hug and that's all it took before the tears were flowing. I told him, "I'm just not ready." {Mason was in the living room watching tv and we were in the bedroom. I wouldn't have broken down in front of him!} I let the tears fall as they needed and then I sucked it up, put on my excited face and got Mason ready.


On the way to the school I wrote on my FB "Heading to Kindergarten meet the teacher. Lord hold me." and you know what? He did just that. He carried me through the whole night and he brought me the peace that I so desperately needed. And He had this the whole entire time. His hands have been all over this Kindergarten thing from the very beginning. And I feel just silly for worrying. We were referred a teacher by so many different people. So, we requested her by letter right after our Kindergarten registration. She's the #1 requested Kinder teacher so I wanted to get my request in fast! And then I saw on FB a week or so ago that she was just named "Teacher of the Year!" and my heart so fiercely hoped that Mason would get her. She just felt like the perfect fit for us. We walked into the school last night and found the Kindergarten classroom lists. I didn't search by Mason's name. I looked for Mrs. Hodges and then his name and IT WAS THERE!! Praise the Lord, we got the teacher we requested. And instantly I was feeling so much better. And you know what else? Mason's little best friend since he was one is in his class too. And while that may bring trouble later {two five year old boys that are best friends in the same class is bound to be trouble. I can imagine all the mischief they will get into together} I think it will make the transition so much easier for both of them. And that makes my heart so happy. 

We found Mason's desk and the mounds of paperwork they wanted us to fill out. I will never understand how they expect a mother that is in this state of mind to fill out that paperwork on that night. And nevermind that it's the same paperwork I filled out at registration. ha. I couldn't concentrate for anything. Anyhow, his teacher came over to meet everyone and tell a bit about herself. We could immediately tell why she was so highly recommended and given the title teacher of the year. She got us {yes even me} excited for the school year! Mason and his best bud mosied around the room looking at things. I eventually {about 25 minutes later} filled out 3 of the papers and brought the rest home so that I could concentrate on them! We took some pictures and were on our way.

In the hallway we saw the principal {who seems so awesome and so loving with the kids} and we were pre-warned that he was an OU fan so Mason went up to him and told him Boomer Sooner! Score! He's already a principal favorite. The family chatted with him a bit and before we left he said...

"We will take good care of him!" 

That is like Heaven to a mama's ears, I tell you.


Mason is super excited about his teacher. And I sense a little crush, too. He keeps saying over and over "I can't believe I have a teacher of the year" and has now declared that when he's bigger he wants to be "A teacher of the year". Not just any teacher, but teacher of the year! And he's uber excited that his best friend is in his class, too. 

All I can say is Thank you Jesus. Thank you. Feeling so grateful right now.

“May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He turn His face towards you and give you peace”.

(Numbers 6:24-26)  


  1. Oh my gosh, we still have another year left before this, but i will be that same crying mess! At least he seems excited about going to school and learning, that helps a bit!

  2. I think every Mom has one of these stories. This year my second starts K and it does NOT get any easier.

  3. So happy to hear Mason has the teacher you were hoping for! And his school sounds like it's full of awesome people.
    Can't wait to hear all about Mason's school adventures!

  4. Awwwww I can't believe Mason is going into Kindergarten! Time sure does fly! It sounds like he will do great and so will you! :)

  5. Yay !!!!! So glad you got the teacher you requested !! That helps tons. My daughter went to kindergarten this year to but I wasn't so sad as I thought I would be cause my sister also teaches @ her school. So I get to spy and get the 411. He is soooo cute by the way !! Laci Carlson @ Sequins in the South.

  6. So sweet! It's been a while since my two started school, but I remember the flood of emotions I got when it happened. It can be kind of sad seeing our "babies" growing up so fast. I'm cherishing every bit of their childhood while it lasts!

  7. I know how you feel. My younger son starts 1 st Grade and I'm not sure when the time went by. They grow so quickly.

  8. Oh my gosh, your family photos almost made me cry! What a sweet, sweet son you have! He will do just fine in kindergarten! xo

  9. YAY!!!!!! So happy for you guys! You got the teacher you wanted and she sounds AH-mazing and Mason is so excited for the year! Sounds like he is going to have the best kindergarten year ever!

  10. adorable pictures. Good luck in Kindergarten - I'm sure it's gonna be great!

  11. How wonderful! I am sure he will have a magnificent year and I can't wait to read all about it.

  12. This post is all just so wonderful! God sure knows what He's doing, doesn't He? Sending you well wishes for tomorrow! Can't wait to read all about it!

  13. this post just got me excited for our meet the teacher this coming friday! Yay for getting the teacher you requested and Mason is just too cute!


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