My baby girl,
How the time has flown! I swear it was just yesterday that we pulled onto our road, with you buckled in your little car seat, and tears streaming down my face as I realized we really did get to bring you home from the hospital.
The next thing I knew you were climbing the t.v. set, changing clothes for the upteenth time, and racing across the back yard to catch a ride on Papaw’s tractor.
I can’t believe you are starting kindergarten this week.
So many thoughts have run through my head these past few days.
Do I pick you up every day, or do I have you take the bus home in the afternoon?
What if someone picks on you on the bus? What if you miss your stop?
Will you eat all your lunch?
Who will help you up if you fall and skin your knee? Will someone help you across the monkey bars?
Are you going to miss your snuggie? Should I try to cut a corner off it and pin it inside your backpack?
Have I told you I love you enough?
You have always been my independent one.
You were getting your own snacks out when you were barely toddling; you were climbing and jumping from the top of the changing table before you were three.
You talk to everyone we meet. You race towards playgrounds, hoping to make new friends. You thrive when put into new situations.
So many thoughts have gone through my head this week, but there is one thing I am certain of.
This is your time to soar.
But before you do, before you take that leap out of the nest and test those wings, I have a few things I want you to know.
I will always love you.
No matter what.
When you need someone to listen about your day, I’ll be waiting.
There will be days you get picked to be line leader; there will be days someone may hurt your feelings… You can tell me about it all. I will listen.
And if you just need a hug, my arms will be open.
You are special.
You are precious.
Your are perfect just the way you are.
And I am forever grateful to be blessed to have you as my daughter.
I love you.
this is beautiful 🙂
Thank you. When I read it to her, I couldn’t help a few tears. She hugged me a long time afterwards.
I sent 2 of mine little ones to school this year! It’s crazy how fast they grow up
Can’t imagine sending 2! (Although, technically I could send my youngest to preschool this year…he is a momma’s boy.) They grow up way too fast!
Great post. She sounds like my oldest. It is so hard to let them go as they grow. I hope she has a great first year!
I am always amazed when I watch her. The second day of school was today, and she wouldn’t hold my hand and walked a good 20 feet in front of me. So grown up sometimes.
So very sweet.
Rabia @TheLiebers says
Very sweet! Sending them off to school for the first time can be do bittersweet!
It is going to take me a little while to get used to this new routine of dropping her off at school, but I know it is going to be good for both her and her little brother.
So sweet! It’s amazing how fast they grow up! I remember the first day of kindergarten for each of my kids as if it was yesterday…and one of mine is only a couple years off from college! Time really does fly!
I never knew how fast a year can go until I had kids!
Lanaya | Raising Reagan says
Oh yay!! Kindergarten. I’m sure I will be a wreck when Reagan starts school. What a fun time for you both.
Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
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I wan’t as much as a wreck as I thought I’d be…. Now next year when my youngest goes…. That may be a different story!
This is so sweet! I hope she has a great kindergarten year!
Donna Yates says
A beautiful letter by a wonderful mom to a special daughter.
Julie Moore says
What a sweet letter to your daughter and perfect for back-to-school! Thank you for linking it up to my Back-To-School link-up!