First Grade... It sounds so much older than Kindergarten.
I thought once I made it through the transition to Kindergarten, the end of summer would become easier.
It feels just as hard this time around. I want to hold on to the days and find some way to slow them down.
Letting go is a hard, deliberate process.
And yet, once the transition is complete and I have readjusted to our new normal I get excited about the growth I see in my almost-first grader. The sadness at how fast she is growing dissipates a little and an excitement at who she is becoming starts to build.
I think that is probably the way it is supposed to be.
So, today I will attempt to unwrap another summer day with my kids and give thanks for the people they are growing up to be.
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