She made it to class and with one last look of fear, she faded into the classroom. I ran around back and stared through the cracks in the blinds…there’s nothing wrong with that, right? She was already engaged and the thought of poor mom was already long gone. A few tears stayed with that window today. There’s no turning back now, no re-do’s, no second chances. The person she is today, is the person her father and I have molded her to be. She is a reflection of us, and a constant reason to become better everyday. Did we do it right? I don’t know! I can only take comfort in the fact that she is an outgoing, likable, confident and an overall rockin’ little kid!
The baby days may be over but I have many more stages to look forward to! In only a few years, I’ll be dropping her off at her first day of Jr. high, waving from the car, because she can’t possibly let anyone know that her mom dropped her off! I may be the coolest thing now, but in only a few short years I will graduate to “my mom is so embarrassing” status! It’s coming, I know it and I can hardly stand the thought. But we are mothers and it is our journey. With each stage comes a new lesson and with each lesson we become better because of these teeny, tiny little people.
And once again, my daughter taught me another lesson. A lesson in how blessed we are that we have been given the opportunity to walk the journey of Motherhood. I would be an entirely different person had I taken a different path and I have her to thank for that!
So here’s to you, my rockin’ little Kindergartner!