Well it’s the beginning of another school year and I must say I’m handling it much better this year than last year. Last year was the first year my daughter Annalie had ever attended school, so it was pretty emotional for us both. This year, I think we are less emotional, but it is still so hard to see her growing up so fast and sending her off to learn and socialize without me.
She is in her second year of preschool (aka Pre-K) and is attending the same school as she did last year. She has two teachers and one of them is the same from last year, and some of her friends from last year are in her class again, so I know she’ll be fine and have so much fun. But with each milestone I have to face the harsh reality that as she grows older she needs me less and less. It is a blessing but also very bittersweet.
And so we begin another journey. Happy first day of Pre-K Annalie!
Do you have school aged children? Do you shed a tear at the beginning of each school year?