Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
It took a lot of strength for my baby girl to walk into her pre-K classroom today. She wasn’t sure she wanted to go. She was nervous. So was I. But I put a kiss in her hand, and she squeezed it tight, and she walked in.
She was exhausted at the end of the day, but I think she had fun. I think in many ways we would both prefer it if she could stay home with me tomorrow . . . but it is time for both of us to move on now. This was the right thing to do – no matter how much strength or courage it may require of us.
And what of the first day of 1st grade? Piece of cake! Fletcher’s class is full of old friends and he couldn’t be more eager to get in there and learn. I think it is going to be a good year!