As I am preparing to send WunderGirl back to school I am reflecting on where we were a year ago. Each year we are hitting another great milestone, taking one more step toward her ultimate independence. Although it makes me sad to see her getting older, it makes me so proud to watch her grow.
Written August 2011:
“Today I send my baby, my first born, off to Kindergarten. I will take pictures and gush over how adorable she looks in her Hello Kitty T-shirt and pink Princess backpack. I will kiss her goodbye and her journey will start.
But this is not JUST the first day of Kindergarten. This is the first day of her educational career. Starting today she will say goodbye every morning Monday through Friday and head off to her classroom. During the summers I will get my time, but she will miss her friends. She will attend Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, and High School finally leaving us for College.
Today starts her journey to learning and growing. This is the day that her life, and ours are changed forever.
I know I often overthink things but now when you see me wiping away tears as I send her in to her little classroom you will know why.
*I love you Peyton. You are such a strong and beautiful girl. I wish you the best today and know you’ll succeed far past anyone’s expectations* “