'Twas the night before school starts, when all through our home
Excitement was abuzz, in not just one person alone.
New clothes were laid out for the new day ahead
Everyone's anxious as bedtime stories were read.
Kisses were given and prayers were said
As children fell asleep snuggled up in their beds.
Mommy and Daddy were the last to lay down
So tired they were, they didn't make a sound.
When before they knew it, off went the alarm
The kids had to be risen from their beds that were so warm.
The sun shone brightly through the windows in their room,
Is this day really here? It seem to come too soon.
The children were dressed and ready for school,
Backpacks were ready and lunches packed full.
Parents walked their kids to class the first day
The kids were fine, would the parents be okay?
The teacher happily greeted them all,
Parents started sniffling as they stood in the hall.
The kids waved good-bye and blew them a kiss,
Did they really know how much they'd be missed?
As parents slowly returned to their car,
They knew their child wouldn't be far.
So they gathered their courage and began to drive away,
The whole time thanking God for giving them this day.
By Desiree Kelley