Our oldest daughter Pearlie started her first day of school today as a first grader! She is very excited to have a new class and new teacher. We met her teacher last week and she was able to choose her own seat. She picked the desk closest to the teacher’s desk. We spoke with the teacher and she told Pearlie that she would be her little helper because she was sitting next to her. She wore her brand new outfit, which she picked with daddy and I fixed her hair in a new hairstyle for the first day. My husband got a great deal on her new school gear and she was all prepared. We (me and the send off crew *above*) walked her to the bus stop and gave her kisses and hugs goodbye! It will be so much fun when they are all in school together. I can't believe how fast our kids have grown!
Last night my husband gave her a father's blessing for the school year and she felt really calm and relaxed today. It was such a special and beautiful blessing. I remember my dad doing the same for me and I remember when I was younger thinking about my own future husband doing the same thing for my own kids. I am so thankful that my husband holds the Priesthood. I am truly grateful to my Heavenly Father for the blessings of the Priesthood in my life and for blessing me with an incredibly wonderful husband. He is an amazing husband to our children and I love him so much!