Starting Kindergarten

Olivia started Kindergarten

This has been an emotional time for me. Amelia turned one this week and today Olivia started Kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN! When did that happen? It feels like it was just yesterday that I held her in my arms for the first time. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the last five years of her life. I’ve thought about the day we brought her home from the hospital, when she took her first steps, when she started preschool. Its a huge flood of emotion and memories coming back. I’m looking back at old portraits and photographs and remembering how little she was. Remembering her chubby little cheeks and how I yearn for her to be that little again. 

Everyone always says it, it happens so fast. There is nothing truer in this life. It does happen so fast. Kindergarten is a major milestone. I think mothers are always emotional with the start of something new. But this is a big one. It means your baby isn’t a baby anymore. You realize how quickly the last 5 years went and before you know it another 5 will go by and another and another. Then your “baby” will be bringing her baby to Kindergarten.

Before I get wayyy ahead of myself I have to stop and enjoy this moment. I look at this sweet little girl and Im so incredible happy. She had turned into an amazing little person. She is sweet, thoughtful and funny. I know that school will bring a whole new set of challenges for her but I also know she will get through it. It will make her stronger and a better person. So even though I have a laundry list of  fears for her, I’m excited to see her grow, to be challenged to learn. Before I know it, i will be dropping her off at college. <3

lesleyStarting Kindergarten

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