They were accompanied by a card from my daughter, son, son-in-law and the family dog. It said:
Hope you have a great first day of school...We all love you very much and are praying that you have a wonderful year with your nineteen new little best friends. Dave would be so proud of how strong you have been!
Take advantage of the wonderful friends you have all around you. Make dinner dates. Heck, you could even go crazy and go to Happy Hour with the teachers!" :)
Miss you. Love, Katy, Chris, Joe (and Tex, too)
With a family like this, I know I'm going to do just fine.