Tomorrow morning I’ll wake up like any other day. Except it’s not any other day. Luke, my sweet baby Luke, has somehow morphed into a 6 year old and will head to his first day of Kindergarten. The past week has been full of ups and downs as I try to wrap my mind around the fact that he won’t be here every day for most of the day. But he is so ready. Just this morning he turned to me and excitedly said, “Guess what, mommy?? Tomorrow I start kindergarten!!!”.
Is he ready? Absolutely.
Is he prepared? As much as he can be.
Am I? Well… yes and no (obviously). I want to see him grow and succeed. To spread his wings. To make new friends and fill his brain with knowledge. But another part of me just wants to hug him as tightly as I can and never let go. How am I supposed to hand my first little guy over to someone I don’t know? We met his teacher and I know he is going to be in great care. Yet still the mama bear inside of me shakes nervously thinking about how he will do all day.
Will he make new friends? Will he enjoy his day? What if he gets scared? Does he know how much I love him?
**Deep breath** Yes. He will. He loves school, he always makes new friends and of course he knows how much he is loved. He’s ready and well equipped.
There will very likely be tears tomorrow from me since I’m sitting here with my eyes filled with tears simply typing this out. But he will be okay. And I will be okay. And when he gets out of school tomorrow afternoon, I will scoop him up and listen intently as he tells me all about his day.
Onward to Kindergarten, Luke! xoxo
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