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Our No.1 is starting at a new school today. It is in our same district and he’ll have a few familiar faces in class, his teacher seems nice and we hear great things about the program, but none of that matters … he’s still anxious.

And to tell you the truth, so am I.  Maybe even more than him.

I’ve cried the first day of school my entire life, so I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me that I’m feeling this way.  The tears and worries are not that he won’t love his new school, or new teacher, or the education. It’s just that its all new. Will he know where his classroom is? Will he have anyone to sit with at lunch? Who will play with him at recess? What if he needs me and I’m not there to hold his hand?

I suppose these are fears and questions every mama asks when her baby starts something new.

As I sat alone for a few minutes thinking and praying about the turmoil in my heart, I was reminded of this well-loved scripture:

And so, I pray. And I give thanks. And sure enough, this worrisome mom isn’t so anxious anymore.

Although I do hope he finds someone to eat lunch with.

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60 Responses to feeling anxious

  1. Lucinda September 6, 2012 at 6:30 am #

    Would love this in your next monthly package. This is my favorite scripture one I have to recite to myself often.

  2. Lindsay Stewart September 6, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Helllo!

    I have nominated you for a “7 things” Award on my blog. I really don’t want you to have to feel like you need to follow the process of this award, but I just wanted you to know that I nominated you to send people to your blog – you were my first blog I followed and still one of my favorites for so many reasons.

    I plan to do the blog class this fall and I could not be more excited. I look forward to improving my blog and moving it closer to what I really desire it to be.

    Here is the post if you want to check it out.

    http://wp.me/p13JdL-88

    Thank you for all you do Emily, and keep the BLOGS coming!!!!

  3. amyks September 7, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Emily,
    I hope it went well for your son and for you, too. My eldest daughter started 7th grade at a new school this week, too. The night before school she was just sobbing about everything and anything…it was heartbreaking. My youngest daughter was also anxious about starting 2nd grade so she was also crying her little heart out, my son, the middle child was taking it all in stride and promptly fell asleep. Unfortunately, I was moving back and forth btw the girls’ bedrooms until 10:30, it was just awful. Lucky both girls had fabulous days and were raring to go this morning. No worries at all. So, hopefully all goes well for you, too! :)

  4. Heidi P. September 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    :) This was sad and heart-warming. Thank you :).

  5. Shannon Nally September 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Emily I LOVE the art of Phil. 4:6-7 and would love it in a printable or to purchase it so that I can add it to our new home. I hope that you will consider publishing (is that the right word?) it.
    Honestly your blog is the only one I follow regularly and I think it is because you are able to conne t to us in a real way…which is uplifting. Thank you..

    • Eleanor Jones February 1, 2013 at 11:42 am #

      Will you be publishing the quote from Phillipians??? Please

      • emily February 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

        Yes! I am finishing up the design to make it the best quality for printing. Stay tuned …

  6. Bryony March 4, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I am also interested in the bible verse print :) it’s awesome! Please let me know if it can be purchased?

    Hope the first day went well for them? :)

  7. Alice Goncharenko August 16, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Emily~ Did you ever put this Phil. 4:6-7 print in the shop? I can’t seem to find it & I would love to give it as a gift

  8. Maggie Keck February 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    Totally understand this! Although my little one is only off to mothers day out a couple days a week and it’s still hard. Gaining that peace that transcends all understanding completely satisfies that anxiety though. Thanks for sharing! I wrote a blog post on this verse as well as part of my weekly scripture memorization!

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