Today Nora is 19 months old and headed to her first day of preschool at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. It's her first time away from the core four: Mom, Dad, Mamaw and Pop Pop. Until now she has always been with at least one of us - always. I am praying for her hard as I expect this to be a difficult morning for my sweet baby. I pray that she is overcome with a peace that passes all understanding - something we would never expect without the touch of God. I pray she'll have strength to be by herself in a room full of strangers. I pray she'll have the courage to meet new friends and trust that the teachers will take care of her. And I pray that she'll have faith that Mamaw will pick her up, that she will be reunited with her family after just a few short hours at school. Jesus watch over her and protect her, give her comfort. Help her grow from this experience. Amen.