Today is Big Boy’s first day of school.
And yes, I’m posting photos of the big event — full day school!
Lunch! Science lab and Spanish class! Fantastic new teacher!
But it’s heart-breaking too. Someone is missing from this photo.
Last year’s first day of school photo included all four kids. The wheelchair bus passed our house this morning. I watched it zoom by with a tear in my eye.
In the midst of all the excitement for Big Boy (and we truly are delighted for him), I am missing all the preparations we would have been making for Elli.
This morning, after getting Big Boy off to school, I discovered these beauties in Elli’s garden.
I’ve been waiting all summer for this clematis to bloom.
What a gift to find these flowers today.