Sunday, August 26, 2012

I have a lump in my throat...

First Day of Kindergarten 

He started school this morning, and he seemed so very small
As I walked there beside him in the kindergarten hall

As he took his place beside the others in the class
I realized how all too soon, those first few years can pass

Remembering I saw him, as he first learned how to walk
The words that we alone made out, as he first began to talk

Oh how I long to stay with him and keep him by my hand
To lead him through those places that he just can't understand

But he must have his chance to live, to work his problems out
The privilege to grow and learn what life is all about

And I must share my little boy with friends and work and play
He's not a baby anymore, he's in kindergarten today 
-author unknown

So yea I actually took the 1st day pics the evening BEFORE the first day but that's because tomorrow I'll be a complete mess, sobbing and whining to all of my family and friends about my baby growing up!  
So we had a little rehearsal and took some super cute pics that make me cry EVERY time I look at them...
Let's hope I can get through tomorrow without completely losing my mind :-(

To all of you teachers out there, have a great 1st day changing the lives of our children!  We more than appreciate your hard work and dedication, even if sometimes you feel UNDERappreciated.  
And to all of my family and friends that have kiddos going back to school, may they have a happy 2012 school year!


Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Oh my goodness, I'm crying again. I hope it went well this morning!
Lexie started Kindergarten this morning, and I bawled as her bus pulled away!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would love for you to link this post to my Back to School Traditions link up!

I took JDaniel into school for his first day. It is so hard to see him growing up so fast. When did he become old enough for K4.

Hanna said...

I hope today went good for you!!!!

Our Family of Four said...

Love this.. hope they had a great first day of school!