Sunday, August 24, 2014

An Open Letter to my Kindergartener

Dear Myla,

Tomorrow is the big day. Your first day of kindergarten. Wasn't it just yesterday when you made your grand entrance into this world, all tiny and perfect? Wasn't it just yesterday when I held you in my arms as you slept so peacefully on my chest?

Oh, yes, actually it was...


A rare moment treat for us...


JUST.YESTERDAY.

It is hard to believe and without being overly cliche...it's crazy. It's crazy how fast time goes and it's crazy how I love you more and more with each passing day. I didn't know it was possible to love someone so much, so unconditionally.

As you walk into your classroom tomorrow, I pray that you walk in confidently (I kinda think you will, knowing you). I pray that you remember all that we've taught you, so far, and use your manners. I pray that you always keep your servant's heart and show compassion to everyone around you. I pray that you try to include others and find good friends. I must trust that we've taught you well; to be kind, to be honest, to listen & learn, and to be open to new things.

I am so proud of you, Myla. You are resilient, loving, smart, thoughtful and beautiful, inside and out.

I know that tomorrow you may be a little anxious, a little scared. But I want you to remember you are not alone. Look around and observe others around you. Find another child who may be scared too. They might need a friend and a hug. You give the best hugs.

And I am so happy to remind you that you are not alone because I am right down the hallway! I'm ecstatic that I get to bring you to school with me every day! For the past five years, you were still sound asleep when I left for school and I only had the evenings to spend with you. Now, you are my sweet companion on the way to school, my classroom helper, my fellow Highlander. 

Most importantly, you are not alone because you have Jesus in your heart. HE is with you all the time. HE is within the halls of your school and in your classroom. I know you will find friends who HE lives within, just like you. HE is within your teacher, too. 

Myla, you're my angel, my special girl. 

Go on and let your light shine BRIGHT. You have a BIG future ahead of you and it all starts tomorrow.

I love you,

Mommy


(So we cheated and took her 1st Day pics today. More to come tomorrow!)

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