Saturday, August 16, 2014

On the Eve of Kindergarten

My Dear Kindergartner,

It seems like just yesterday you were a baby and dependent on us for everything. Now with the first five years behind us and the start of kindergarten we have completed this first chapter of your life. But this chapter was more like the prologue where your dad and I write the beginning of your story with the foundation we give you. You won't remember much from these first five years except the stories we remind you of as you get older and the pictures we share of these first years of your life.

But now you start to take over. We'll write these next few chapters together but as the years pass you'll take over more and more of the story.  Here now is where you will start to make the memories that will stay with you the rest of your life. I am so excited for this new beginning for you, but a little scared too.

You will learn so many wonderful things, but here is where you will also start to lose your innocent naïve view of the world. You will learn to succeed and fail, how to fall down and get back up. You will make many friends, but a few select friendships will carry beyond these school years.

Hopefully you'll discover a passion for learning that will follow you throughout adulthood as one of the most important life lessons to know is you always have room to learn and grow. You'll start to find who you are and what you want to be. You may get a little lost at times, but I hope you'll always remember we're here to help you find your way when you need it. You will make mistakes, but it will be okay.

You're going to be great. Now and later. As your parents with joy in our hearts and a little sadness because you're growing up so fast we wish you the very best as you embark on the school years of your childhood.

We love you to the moon and back! Always dream big.


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