The confident thumbs up shot. The "mom, you are embarassing me" pose. The preschooler finally getting his chance to use his lunch pack. The siblings co-operating for a group picture. ("Do I have to sit next to you?")
I truly love all those first day of school pictures on Facebook, and appreciate seeing how my little friends are growing up. They are taking their parents to a new level, too, along with their educational support.
Often I receive pictures from a family in another way. They have chosen not to be so public with their children. It's all the same in the enjoyment that I receive.
There's a whole world out there for each one to conquer, and certainly I will be one waiting with curiosity to shake hands with new engineers, teachers and artists some day.
Have a great school year all.