Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Letting Go

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 hasn't.

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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Llama Momma said...

First grade does feel so old! You'll be amazed at how much she learns and grows this year!

Enjoy every minute of summer. :-)

The McDaniel Five said...

1st grade was much harder for me than kindergarten. They grow up so much in first grade.

Holli said...

right there with you....
sad how fast they grow... my baby boy is going to year 2....
LOTS OF PRAYERS and lots of faith goes into letting go!

deb said...

this part of our mother love breaks and builds the heart pieces again and again.

Anonymous said...

My oldest is going to first grade this year too. It's so hard, even as I love the big boy he is becoming. :)

Jo@Mylestones said...

Do we REALLY have to let go? I don't want to!! My oldest goes off to Kindergarten this year. I'd be so sad if he weren't so incredibly excited about it. Here's to figuring out how to hold on and let go at the same time!