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Letters To My Kids, Parenting

Pre-K Today, College Tomorrow

To My Girl,

Today was such a big day for you…the first day of Pre-K!  Though, you don’t know that just yet.  The word “school” is not exactly the most welcome among your vocabulary so, for weeks, if not months, we have been calling your school by name only: Wonderland.

I mean, seriously, what’s not to love about a magical school called Wonderland?!

Honey, I just want you to know that I am so very proud of you…
You’re out there doing it…playing with your friends, eagerly pursuing new ones and just so excited to experience the life before you!!

There are so many things I want to tell you, but at the same time, I’m at a complete loss for words.  Just yesterday, it seems, I was holding you in my arms while you slept, because it was the only way you could ever go to sleep.
You’re my girl, my mama, my lady…we’ve been best girls since the day you were born…You will forever be all of these things to me.

I want you to know how very much I love you…how honored I feel that God has given me a front row seat to your life.

This next chapter you’ve just begun is a wonderful one, yet a difficult one for me.  No longer will I know your every waking moment, from sun up to sun down…You’re off now, and you’re on your way…and I know it may seem silly of me to be so nostalgic over just 2 1/2 hours of your day, but I see your big brother, and I know how quickly the time moves.

I’m in awe of you, you know…God has placed a mighty strength within you that is so plain to see.  You’re brilliant, you’re feisty, you’re loving and caring, and so amazing with your crayons and markers and paints (I love your murals in your room!).  You love your brothers and your family and are so passionate about knowing who God is.  I love everything about you, and I pray with all my heart that you will just let the power and strength and love of the Lord wash over you with each breath you take…letting it flow out to others without ever holding back…even when it may make you different from the rest.  Never hold back who God has given you to be…always let yourself be free, and the world will be such a better place for it!

Well, it’s time to pick you up from school now.  I cannot wait to hear how your day has been, my sweet and beautiful girl…I love you with all that I am and ever will be…

Congratulations on this new and wonderful chapter of your life.  Daddy and I are so very proud…

Kay Kathleen

I write about my life's core: Jesus & my faith, my family, and the struggles I have met along the way. I figure...I hope...that if exposing my life and it's lessons learned can encourage even one person, this blog and all the hours I have spent behind this computer will have been more than worth it.

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