first and last days of kindergarten:
look how much she has grown! she looks so much taller,older,and so much more confident.
i've never been one to say "i'm sad" that she's growing. i think of all of my friends who have lost their children or cannot have children...i'm just grateful she's growing.so so so grateful.
and oh boy it makes my heart ache. it's bittersweet.
i think of walking her into that first day of kindergarten. i think of how she was clutching my hand, how she was so very nervous. i think of how she asked if i thought she'd make any friends.
then i think of her yesterday. and how i had a hard time getting her to leave. i think of how every student was hugging her. i think of how her teacher said she's the kindest student in class.
and today,just like that,i'm the mother of a first grader!
i am so proud of my girl. and i can't wait to see how she grows in first grade.
she really flew this year...i can't imagine what next year holds.
this past year i learned that elizabeth stone is dead right. this past year i let my heart go walking around outside my body.
and my heart came right back to me. beautiful,strong,and brave.