Grade One Is Here

Today is a monumental day – my daughter is going to Grade 1.  All summer I’ve been waiting so impatiently for this day to arrive.  All this new time I would have to myself to grow my business is now upon me (well, as soon as my son starts preschool next week…that’ll be another post).  The constant use of the word “mommy” every five minutes would be gone.  The incessant whining when she doesn’t get her own way turns in to silence.

These golden moments are here.  With my son currently napping, I sit here typing this post and realizing….

I miss her.

Terribly.

But I am so proud of her.  She was so brave going in to the school today.  She did throw up her breakfast this morning but was perfectly fine after that!  As we walked closer to the school, I felt a heaviness in my chest and the tears started pouring.  We hadn’t even reached the school property yet!

I gained composure as we walked towards the sea of parents and children, anxiously awaiting to meet their new teachers.  I went to take a picture, and she said “really mom, I think you’ve taken enough pictures!”

“Just one more, please” I said.  She smiled at me.

10 clicks later, I was satisfied.

Her teacher greeted the children so warmly that I felt comfortable leaving her there (really, what else was I going to do?).  Mrs. D was so patient with everyone asking questions and meeting the children.  I see a good year ahead of us.

So I’ll end this post now with some pictures, as I wipe the tears from my eyes, for the umpteenth time today.  I love you my sweet girl, always!

One Reply to “Grade One Is Here”

  1. crazy isn’t it.
    i had that same heavy feeling this morning, as Eric zoomed into his grade 7 spot and Justin stood still (nervously) in his grade 2 line, as i walked away i said a little prayer, asking God to watch over all our children, today and always.

    God Bless mama.

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