Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Abbey's First Day of School




Abbey started second grade this last Sunday. She was excited and so were we. The day got off to an early start, but since the sun comes up at 5:30 A.M. here, it is a little easier to wake up at 6 A.M. Ms. Verhoye is Abbey's teacher and seems like a fun lady. She is a new transplant here from San Diego, so she is going through a lot of the same culture shock we are, so she is very understanding.
After I dropped Abbey off at school and Brett off at the university, I indulged myself in some window shopping. While I was reveling in my independence, my mobile phone rang, and it was Abbey's teacher. The first thing out of her mouth was, "Everything is okay, and Abbey is fine." That was reassuring, but still worrisome. She called to tell me that on the way to art class Abbey went one way and the other students went to art class. Abbey spent a few troubling minutes lost looking for an adult and going to the empty office (which had just moved a few days before because of renovations). Ms. Verhoye finally found Abs in the hallway and comforted her as she melted into tears. While looking for help, Abbey had been so brave, but the relief of seeing her teacher thawed out those emotions. She was soon feeling better and concentrating on what she had done right. By the time I picked her up she had a good story to tell.

5 comments:

Kristy said...

What a beautiful sister I have!

Amy said...

Oh, Abbey! Hooray for the first day of school! I always had something traumatizing happen my first day of school. My mom didn't know how I managed it year after year. I'm surprised after all of that that I still wanted to become a teacher!

I'm glad that she has such an understanding teacher and that everything worked out okay in the end. :)

Richardson Family said...

Oh Abbey! We are so glad you found your class okay. We love you!

ljanlyons94 said...

Abbey, you are beautiful. Congrats on having a great first day of school. You did everything right. It's always okay to get emotional after the trauma, the great thing is you kept a cool head and took care of yourself and got back to the right place. Way to go Wonder Woman!!!

Breeann said...

What a way to start out the school year!