My friend Jaqueline survived her daughter’s first day of kindergarten … barely. She’d lived through several crying spells over the last few days and major tears the night before the first day of school—hers, not her daughter’s. Before they left for school on that first morning, her daughter pulled her aside. “Mommy, I’ll let you walk me in this morning, but that’s it. You can’t do it tomorrow or any other day. All right?”
Anyone else want to share their first day of school experience? Please do so in the comment section below!
Jennifer Dyer has an M.S. in Communications Disorders, which served her well in her professional career as a speech-language pathologist. Never did she imagine that her education and career were God’s way of preparing her to be a mom to her own daughter with autism. Today, she enjoys reaching out to other families who face similar diagnoses. As a cancer survivor, carpet-cleaning veteran, and originator of the “Messy House Ministry,” Jennifer feels blessed to share joy, peace, and humor with others facing life’s challenges. She is mom to two beautiful daughters and is thankful to be raising them, serving other families with unique needs, and using her gift of writing and speaking to minister to others. Jennifer is also the author of a youth fiction book series and is trusting God with His timing on publication. Jennifer has been a mom for 11 years. She and Brandon have been married for 13 years.