How did we get here? I have been fighting back emotions all week. I had a bit of a breakdown last night. Brent was making me talk about it. What is his problem?! As I sit here and look at this photo, I am so proud of these three, and the young people they have become. God is good to have blessed me with these sweat babes...though babes no more! That is for sure.
Kade? Nervous? Not AT ALL!
Maddox wasn't quite ready for 3rd grade. I told him to give it a week, he'll get right back into the swing of things. He is very much like his momma, doesn't like change. He wants his 1st and 2nd grade teachers back!
Sweet Ava is a big 2nd grader this year. Hard to believe. She got the one teacher she didn't know! Not too crazy about that, but I know she will adjust very quickly. She has a few good friends in her class, so that always helps.
This guy. Well Mr. Kade is my big Kindergartener. Just saying that makes my heart race and my eyes well-up. How did we get here? He was so confident today. That helped me tremendously. That doesn't mean I didn't almost loose it when we walking in that door, but I stayed strong. I fought those tears harder than I ever have before, I think. It was hard. My heart hurts just writing about it. He was so excited and so ready for this day. I couldn't be happier about that, for sure.
I'll just pretend it doesn't look like I cried myself to sleep...
and this is where I almost lost it. I don't know how I pulled that one off, but I did!
I DID NOT WANT TO LET GO!
I didn't spend much time at home today. People did a good job at keeping me preoccupied. Thank you all for that! I have another day in 6 weeks that may be even harder (when Kade goes full days), but for now, I will enjoy my afternoons I still get with him. It did my heart good today.
We are going to have another great school-year. I can feel it. Once I get past this overwhelming sadness-that sadness that I am trying so hard to repress, it will all be good. I know it will. This is normal change. It is good change. It is hard change, but it is good. I love watching my kids grow into amazing little people. They don't stay babies forever, but that's okay. Because I like who they are becoming. It is pretty darn amazing being a parent sometimes.