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reflections on the first day of school

These pictures are from the very first day of school for my kids, in 2011. New school, new apartment, new city, new country, new life. Standing in that parking lot, saying good-bye to the little faces as they sat on the school bus, I could have no way of knowing that nine years later, we’d still be here. Who knew, then, that we were at the beginning of a nine-year …

First Day Eve…jitters

Tomorrow everything starts. Real Life, Abu Dhabi style: the boys have their first day of school, I have my first day of classes. Husband had a bunch of “firsts” this morning: first time slot, first class of the new semester, first-year students, freshly arrived in this desert town by the sea. Today was orientation at the boys’ school and while both of them were nervous all the way there, by …