First and Last Days
It’s hard to believe that almost 6 years ago I dropped this little girl, my heart, off at the big world of elementary school:
She was barely 5, excited but also anxious about going off to her very first day of kindergarten. I was more anxious than excited, but knew she would love it and love it she did! With 2 knee band aids and all she held her head high, walk in with barely a quiver of her chin and had the best kindergarten teacher we could have asked for for her!
Since then she championed through 4 schools (one school attended 2 different times), so I guess technically 5 schools in 6 years. That’s a lot of change for a little girl who likes things to remain in her comfort zone.
And each and every time she held her head high, walked in and made herself at home. I could not be more proud of her and all the resilience she has shown through all of these years.
Today she officially commenced her elementary school career, walking out as a middle schooler:
Look at that grown up, beautiful amazing girl! I am so beyond proud of her and the girl she is growing into. I am proud of her not because of grades, popularity, etc., but because she is one of the kindest, big hearted, hardest working girls I have known. Yes, biased, but I watch her and swell with pride each day! I can’t wait to watch her bloom even more, but would also like to hold time for a few years to enjoy her now in all her glory! I think we’re both anxious for middle school, but we’ll definitely get through it together!