Sunday, August 21, 2011

Last Day of Summer and the Backpack's Packed.

We went to the pool yesterday. A bittersweet event knowing that summer is coming to a close with the start of Kindergarten tomorrow.

I have her bag packed, stuffed with some pictures of our family that she requested, a surprise note from me, a change of clothes, hand wipes, lunch, and snacks.

I have been thinking about this day since Allie was born. It seemed so far away at the time, but now the time is here. I haven't let myself cry about it until recently. And I am not crying because I am worried about her. I know she will do great. She is truly excited about it and she is so eager to learn new things and I know she is ready to take on new challenges.

Rather, I am crying because I know that it is time for me to let go a little bit. She will be standing on her own without me by her side. But, I know she will feel me there. And I will be ready and waiting every day after school. To hear about her day, what she learned, the friends she made.
With my arm stretched out, ready to take her hand in mine.


9 comments:

Cerra said...

Oh jeeze, I am bawling my eyes out for you. I love you <3

PoetessWug said...

So sweet! :-) And what a good idea the surprise note is!!

jenn said...

I cried like a baby when Ryan started kindergarten. When the time came for Brandi to go, I was happy to have time to myself, and didn't shed a single tear.

I am sure Allie will do awesome!

BeadedTail said...

Now I'm a little leaky! I'm glad your family had such wonderful summer memories and I hope the start of school brings on more special memories! Hugs to you!

Brenda said...

I hope your daughter has a fantastic first day of school! I'm praying that you'll make it through the day too. :) My third, and last, will be starting kindergarten Thursday, so I completely understand how you feel.

I'm a new follwer from Entrecard.

randomcreative said...

I'm sure that you have fully prepared her for kindergarten! Looking forward to hearing about her adventures there.

Egyptian Inspirations said...

She wil be just fine. Enjoy the extra free time. Put your feet up or do some crafting. mine are now 24 and 25. You have a long way to go. Enjoy. xxxxx

Catherine said...

Dear Kristen, She will be strong because she has no doubt how much you love her. Blessings to you and your family, Catherine xo

Tammy said...

Remember as a parent our job is to teach them to be on their own. This is just one of the many steps. They were all very hard on me and I had tears on all for of my boys first day of school. Then I did a happy dance :).