A friend of mine recently posted a picture of her little one’s first day of preschool. She had a big grin on her face, backpack strapped on. Boy, did it take me back to the First Day of School with our children.
When both our kids were babies/toddlers they went places EAGERLY. They literally jumped out of our arms, excited to meet new people, play, and go find a new piece of the world. If tears were shed, it was when we came to pick them up, “I’m not ready to goooooo!”
It’s a great and terrible experience as a parent.
Oh good, they are adventuresome.
Oh heck, they don’t ‘need’ me.
Fast forward the quickest 18 years of MY life and our oldest has packed and is also ready for the next phase of growing up: The REAL world away from home. Freshman year of college is HERE!! justlikethat
Once again, she is facing this phase with contagious enthusiasm. As a parent, I can’t help but be passionate alongside her. We just dropped her off at Texas A&M University. WHOOP! She’s in her first dorm. I honestly don’t know how she could possibly be more ready.
This is Maddi on her first day of Kindergarten. She was so eager!
Here she is now: same sparkle in her eyes!
Oh how we will miss her! And I’m pretty sure the adjustment period will involve some tears, and heartache. BUT…we wish her well. I absolutely can’t wait to see what this phase of her life brings about.
Blessings on you, sweet girl! Go show Texas A&M that beautiful heart of yours.
May The Lord bless and protect you. May He smile on you and be gracious to you. May He show you favor and give you peace.