Well this year the first day of school looked a little different at the Hammons house! There is no cute pinterest worthy photo of the boys. There were no tears shed as the boys headed to the bus to start 1st and 2nd grade. Nope not this year ~ GOD had different plans for this mama and boy did he stretch me this year! You see I am still working in Addis Ababa Ethiopia some 7,300 miles away from the 1st day of school. And yet I wouldn't change a moment of it for anything - not for me or for the boys. So alright the outfits they wore were surely chosen by them, and no I didn't pack their lunch (but I did take them to buy lunch boxes before I left!!!) Instead their dad and their papa had this moment with them and for that I am eternally grateful. The boys ADORE their papa to the ends of the earth and had I not been away he would not have been there for their 1st day of school. And thanks to modern technology I am blessed to follow their day via email, facebook and twitter. Their most amazing nanny (who leaves for college this Friday) posts photos and videos of them after school. Their teachers email me and I facetime with the boys ~ so no the 1st day of school was not a traditional one but it was also not one to soon be forgotten! Hello 2013/2014 we are soooo excited to see you and cannot wait for all that is in store with Ms. Clark and Ms. Gatlin this year!