Foster Parent, Mom Life, View from the chair

First picture

Today was a big day in our household. Little Girl started second grade today! For the first time, I was able to post her” back to school picture.” You see Little Girl was a foster kid up until last February. We had the privilege of adopting her. Kids who are in foster care cannot have their pictures posted on any social media. She started PreK, Kindergarten, AND First Grade while living with us. For three years I had to keep her pictures close to my heart and not share with my family and friends.

As you can imagine, this was very hard for someone like me, who blogs and uses social media on a regular basis to have to do. But it was so important that I stuck to these rules in order to protect Little Girl until we could formally adopt her. So even though I wasn’t able to share some of the most beautiful photographs of her,

All I can say is long may it continue, but not being able to share such photos was nothing short of heartbreaking for me. I was happy to see the other smiling faces of my family and friends. Enjoying their happiness. Well, now it is my turn! So it is a big deal for this momma to share my smart, amazing, bright, happy 7-year-old’s first day of the second-grade photo! Happy back to school Little Girl!!! Have an amazing year!

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  1. Awwwww isn’t she precious!!! Hoooray for 2nd grade. You have started back to school already? Our schools tend to go back a bit later in September. You must be so proud. Enjoy! Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam x

    1. beachchairtracy

      We have started. But then we get out pretty early too!

  2. Lovely … yeah, have a great year, and a great life, little girl. Looks like you are in good hands #GlobalBlogging

  3. Oh that’s so lovely, what a beautiful little girl. She looks so happy #globalblogging

    1. beachchairtracy

      She is a great kid. We are blessed!

  4. Ah that’s lovely. She looks so excited about going into 2nd grade! #globalblogging

  5. Awww congrats to your little lady, second grade wooo!

  6. Lovely expression captured! An amazing first blog photo =)


    1. beachchairtracy

      She is a great kid!

  7. YAY! Hope she has a fabulous year and many more 🙂 #KCACOLS

  8. congrats to you all on the finalization. Fantastic!

  9. Love the dog photobomb in the background! Our first day at school pics had our collie in too 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

  10. Congratulations to all of you and what a lovely picture to capture the moment:)
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

  11. OMG I have tears in my eyes, that is such an amazing, happy, beautiful shot. Thank you for sharing with me on #PointShoot 📸

  12. Oh this made me quite emotional – this is so much bigger than just a back to school picture, and she looks so happy too! x

  13. Ah how lovely for your (and her!). Loving the dog in the window too. #kcacols

  14. Awh congratulations – they grow up too quickly by half don’t they? I have one in Seniors, one in juniors and one in pre-school. HOW! I’m still only 21 (in my head!) #KCACOLS

  15. Ah I know how you feel. My little lady started school this weekend. Been a milestone for the both of us. Thanks for linking up with #kcacols we hope to see you next time.

    1. beachchairtracy

      Time will fly! I hope she enjoys school.

  16. Zvonimir

    I never saw a kid so happy to go to school 🙂

  17. Rosie

    This is so sweet! A person wouldn’t know unless they’ve been a foster parent, some of the things people take for granted with their kids, like posting a vacation picture of the fam having a good time!

  18. Marko

    Little girl is so happy !

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