It’s been far too long since I’ve blogged. It is something that is perpetually on my to-do list, but sadly, it is almost always the first thing to get bumped down the priority list in favor of things like editing galleries, taking kids to the doctor and showering. I am determined to get into a better routine though. Determined, I tell you. 🙂
So, with that- I’m happy to have been included in this month’s blog circle of Letters to our Daughters. Each of my girls has done so much, changed so much, reached new milestones since I last wrote that I could write a whole book on each of them.
But, in the interest of time – I will keep this letter focused on one.
It happened. Two weeks ago. You woke up, and we walked you up the hill to your very first day of Kindergarten.
There were signs that this day was coming. You started learning to read and write on your own. You lost your first tooth. You have been mildly obsessed with hair accessories and matching outfits. Plain and simple – you’re growing up.
I’ve known since you were about 3 minutes old that you would be a good student. You’ve always been my quiet observer – my thinker – and my people-pleaser. Your teacher has already told me on multiple occasions what a big help you are and what a good listener you are. This comes as no surprise, because she’s right.
I didn’t cry on your first day of school until after we’d dropped you off – after I’d dropped daddy off and while I was on my way to work. I was driving down a street lined with full green trees – and then, right in their midst, I noticed one tree that was orange with many of it’s branches already bare.
Just like that – it hit me – the seasons are changing and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. In a millisecond, my brain made the leaps and connections to how that applies to you, to us, to this phase in our life. It is beautiful, unstoppable, and fleeting. And I cried.
I am ridiculously proud of you. I’m proud of your humor, your wit, and the way you think. I’m proud of the way you always want to help, and I’m proud of how good you are at so many things. Most of all, I’m proud of how kind you are. You are inclusive and empathetic, and these are values that will shape your life.
So. Abigail. Know that at this moment in time, I am bursting with pride at what a beautiful little girl you’ve become. Congratulations on starting kindergarten – I can’t wait to see where it takes you.
Love you always,
Thanks so much for stopping by! Now follow the blog circle all the way around to read more letters from all of our talented ladies. Next up – the wonderful Jana O’Flaherty of Photography 2204