I just realized earlier, than my daughter wasn’t even one year old when I started blogging. So in a way, those of you that have been with me from the beginning have seen her grow up quite a bit.
Well folks, she had her first full day of Kindergarten today. I know. My mind is blown too.
This was taken last week, on her staggered-entry day. Do you see the PRIDE in that girls face? The EXCITEMENT? I do too and boy did it bring a small measure of relief.
It was so hard to take her there this morning and leave her behind. She looked so small and worried. I told her it would be okay, but how do you tell someone so small and so inexperienced that they will be okay? I can only hope her trust in me and her daddy held her up. Thank goodness she isn’t very shy. I know she’ll make friends.
The hardest part for me? I have no idea what she’s doing. Before, at any time, I could call up her Mema or her Nana and find what was she was going, how she was feeling, talk to her…now, I have to wait until she gets home. The hardest part of letting go is the NOT KNOWING. The best part? That look on her face; the excitement of learning new things, making new friends, those first steps toward independence. It’s hard, but so worth it.