Carly was a little nervous the first day because she had to change schools that year. It turned out to be a blessing and she loved the new school. She made a new friend on her first day at Pumpkin Center Intermediate School and that sweet friend and Carly are the best of friends to this day. They will be in the same homebase class when they start the 6th grade on Monday. (Squeals of excitement when she got that news!) It's a whole new year, with new beginnings, new challenges, new pain and finding our new normal. She'll be walking the same hallways that BJ did. There are plenty of teachers, staff and students to support her there. And as usual, God's hand is in all of this...even though it hurts (huge understatement) and we don't understand His plan. We don't understand why BJ wasn't healed, but it doesn't make God any less "real" to us. Like the song "Thy Will Be Done" says....I have to remember that You are God, and I am not. I know He's walking each step beside us, and does a whole lot of carrying too. I pray that this year is a good one for Carly, that BJ is always remembered, and that we get through the rest of the "firsts". #BJStrong
It's been a long day without you BJ...can't wait to tell you all about it when I see you again.