Back to School - Jessical Harlesss

The Many Faces of Going Back to School

The first day of school is one of anticipation and excitement.  I found this poem that pretty well sums up how many parents feel each day as we send them off to school…
Roots & Wings
It has been said that the two most important things we can offer our children are roots to grow and wings to fly.
Roots & Wings

If I could give you many things, I’d give you gold and silver rings Of knowledge that I’ve gained with years The gift of smiling through the tears Confidence, courage, determination, Laughter and spirit and love of creation, Wrapped up in a box with a bow, I’d give To you these gifts to keep for as long as you live.

“If I could give you just two things, One would be Roots, the other, Wings.” Roots, not to tie you to the ground, But to guide you to where your fulfillment is found The nourishing start, the firm foundation, The source of your inner determination. Wings to soar over obstacles, wings to fly free, Wings to glide to the heights of the best you can be. And when obstacles loom, from your Roots grows a hand Providing a strong, sturdy, safe place to land. I’d choose these two things for the gifts that are best, For with Roots and with Wings, you’ll find all the rest!

Hope you and your children have a great school year!