First Day of K
Anxious. Excited. Nauseous.
Heart beating so hard. Can anyone else hear it?
Tenuous. Trusting. Brave.
“We’ve been talking a lot about kindergarten, now it is time to do it.”
Planning. Preparing. Purchasing.
What am I forgetting?
Daughter. Sister. Friend.
“I know my pre-school friends will miss me, but they will be OK.”
Memories. Expectations. Decisions.
I hope she says, “yes.” I hope she says, “no.”
Friendly. Innocent. Aware.
“I can chit-chat on the playground with my new friends.”
Love. Deep. Wide.
How can this be happening already?
Backpack. Flowered fingertips. Smile.
“I remember. I know where I am going.”
Hugs. Letting go. Pride.
Thinking of you. Have a great day!
Leaping. Beaming. Cheering.
“It was the best day ever! And, teacher said I get to come back tomorrow.”
On the first day of kindergarten, I am amazed at the young girl you are becoming. I continue to be impressed by your natural patience, determination, and generosity. As you begin this new chapter of your life, I can’t wait to see where you will direct your journey. And, I am so lucky to be able to join you. I love you!