I walk you into your classroom and we find your desk.
You are nervous but also excited on this first day of school.
I prayed this morning that you would be okay as the bell rang and it was time for me to go.
I prayed that you would have a good time with your new teacher and your friends.
I asked God to watch over you and be there while I couldn’t.
Watching you sitting there, I can’t help but feel a tug on my heart.
Having you all to myself this summer, I was spoiled and my days will surely feel an absence without you in them as much,
but part of being a parent is letting go and letting grow.
I kiss you and give you a super big hug and we say goodbye for now.
I tell you that I can’t wait to see you later and hear all about your day and you give me that crooked smile.
I will sure miss you like crazy today but I hope you miss me less.
I hope you feel secure and happy.
I hope that you are so busy learning and coloring and playing that you sink into your day until it is time to go and you wonder how the day is already over.
Then you come home with immense joy and stories to tell and I can see it…
You are already excited to go back tomorrow.