Monday, August 13, 2007

Too weepy to write

Dan warned me against trying to blog tonight. I’m more than a tad emotional, so I’ll be brief:
Tomorrow is the last day of what has thus far been my favorite stage of life: being mom to three precious preschoolers. On Wednesday my baby girl goes to kindergarten. As my insightful mother-in-law pointed out, each age carries with it it’s own blessings, and I have no doubt that she is right. With each milestone my children have reached I have mourned a little of the baby that was slipping away, but found the more grown-up child to be even more delightful. I know that she’ll love school and that I’ll love her a little more for all that will mature and shape her while she’s there. It will just be really hard to watch her walk into a life that doesn’t include me.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Laura...

You are so sweet and just the encouragement & gentle reminder that I need....My story is a bit different in that of course I love my kids and know beyond a doubt that I am blessed to have 2 of them and get to be at home with them, but this past year and a half has been one of the hardest in my life (ie: stuggles w/Maddy) and some days I think, "when does preschool start!?" But when I read your blog, it helped me remember that this stage truly is short and I need to cherish each moment-good or bad--because the day will soon come when Maddy will be in K too and Miss Independent definitely won't need mommy as much. Shirley's words were encouraging as well and you need to remind yourself that Alyssa will ALWAYS need her mommy, no matter the stage she's in. Things may change, but she is who she is because of you (and your hubby). I hope Thursday is more of a celebration for you than a sad day!! =)

Julie L.

Nadra said...

Laura,

I'll be praying for you tomorrow morning. Just remember, you have taught her so many wonderful things. It's hard to watch them grow up so quickly, but it's amazing to see God's hand in their little lives. We are so blessed that God chose us to be the guardians of his children. He will protect her and watch over her while she's in school. Plus, he'll protect your heart while she's gone too.

Blessings my friend!!!

rachel said...

Your last sentence really hit home for me. That's exactly how I felt last year. And in a way I am still feeling it and I suppose it never really goes away. It does get easier though, so just hang in there!!

kimi said...

your mother in law is right! My future step daughter is going to first grade in a couple weeks and Kindergarten was the BEST! she started reading (nothing is more fun that watching her learn!) it's amazing! you'll love love love it.

Rebekah said...

I just found your blog and am looking forward to reading more!

I cried all the way from the doorway of the classroom to the car and then home on the first day of kindergarten for my oldest. I thought I'd do better with the second when he went to kindergarten, but I cried for him, too. And every year I get weepy when I realize how much they are growing.

But, you are wise and right - though it's hard to think about them moving into a part of life that you're not part of, it is amazing to watch them mature and learn. I hope the transition to school is going well!