Susan's First Day – Breakfast

We set the table last night.  We both wanted today to begin well for Susan . . . it was Valentine’s Day AND her first day of school.

Last night we prepared  . . . .we had gotten a new school bag and packed it with all the necessities, I am a tutor, so being prepared for school is one of my fortés.  Here is my list of things one needs for school.

Susan chose her outfit.  We talked through her schedule, how she would go through her day.  We rehearsed questions that might be asked and answers she could give.

This morning was all just the little extras . . .

A sign, balloons, chocolates, flowers, and a basket of Valentine’s presents.  She did not know what to do.  But she did smile and say she was feeling good as we toasted with orange juice to her first day of school.

So as you celebrate Valentines Day today, there is a girl in the Northeast who is looking into the eyes of people she has never known before.  It is a whole new kind of day for her.  My prayer is that she would see grace, acceptance, joy, and peace.  Thank you for journeying with her and with us.  May you bring these gifts to all you encounter.

. . . And if anyone has any tips on how to get a teen girl to keep track of time without having to announce the time and tell her multiple times that it is time to go . . . would love the insight.

Sharpteam is making a new plan about this tonight.


4 thoughts on “Susan's First Day – Breakfast

  1. WOW…I certainly hope Susan felt the LOVE…I am in awe 😉 AmyRose was the same way as a teen when it came to time but it got better once she hit High School.
    Maybe a nice watch with an alarm or a fancy alarm clock to wake her but I feel once she starts to make friends she will be up ready and counting the minutes to leave for school , all in good time Liza 🙂 Best of Luck and Happy Valentines Day to you and yours 🙂


  2. That is so beautiful! I’m sure to descend the stairs and see all the love that you and Andrew have poured out on her was overwhelming. What a wonderful way to send her off into what can be a very scary day. Today she will come home, after feeling maybe a bit torn apart and knocked down from her day, to you both, who are so gifted at building back up. Blessings upon blessings to all 4 of you! 🙂


  3. Your time issue is a tough one…I think it’s a teen thing for sure. For Ali it was a primping thing…we told her that if she couldn’t be ready on time that we’d have to wake her even earlier because she obviously needed more time to do her stuff. Not sure what the details are for Susan but …
    Lovely, lovely way to begin her day 🙂


  4. Liza,

    Your efforts to prepare Susan with all of the physical needs that she needed for school as well as the emotional and mental needs that you took into consideration are such an example of God’s love and grace. I am sure that her spirit was built up ten-fold this morning. As someone who is just peeking into your life right now…I believe you are doing an amazing job as you fulfill this parental role for this lovely young lady. Thank you for your obedience to our God in serving Susan and thank you for your example of a Godly mother.


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