First Day of Kindergarten
As a teacher I always looked forward to the first day of school, so much excitement, and a few tears from, in my mind then, crazy parents. I wasn’t sure why they were crying. I knew I was going to love them well and take great care of them so why all the drama? Now I am on the other side and one of those over emotional parents. How is it possible that he is already going to kindergarten? The time has flown by. It is a cliché, but so true. One minute I am watching him learn to walk and the next he is off to school.
I take comfort in the fact that I have made the most of my time with my kids. I am so thankful to get to be home with them, that I didn’t want to waste any time with them. And I didn’t. I am one of those moms that ALWAYS plays with her kids. This is not a healthy balance, as there is laundry and cleaning, but I love playing with them and creating activities, games, and crafts for us to do. So I do feel like I made the most of my time with them…but was it enough? Never enough time.
I have been a weepy mess the last few days, wondering how other moms got through this. As the first day of school began to draw closer, I felt panicky and I would do anything to stop time. It hurts and it is hard. I trying to take comfort in knowing that God loves Isaiah dearly, and he belongs to Him. As we prayed for him this morning it was all I could do to hold back tears. It is not easy. I know it will get easier, and I am so thankful that Isaiah had a wonderful day and was excited to go. It would have been so much harder if he were upset too. Here is a look at the first day.