K so I used to make fun of people behind there backs when the told me they cried when their oldest child went to Kindergarten. I remember clearly thinking "I can't wait! I will be so thrilled!"
It all started when I went to her orientation on Friday. They are telling us all the stuff these little 5 year olds are in charge of and all I could think of is "Is Brooklyn ready for all of this? Am I ready for all of this?"
So the night before she went to school her dad gave her a wonderful blessing- which talked about that she would be a strong little girl, make good friends, and come to her Heavenly Father any time she need help. Can I just say what a blessing it is to have the priesthood in our home. Can I just say I was in the worst mood that whole night which totally put a damper on everyone else's mood.
Well the next morning Brooklyn was wide awake at 7 am, so excited!! Me not so much! Her dad and I took her to school, walked her into her classroom and got her all set. I kept saying "OK Brooklyn, OK Brooklyn, OK Brooklyn." Andrew finally gave me the look and I knew it was time to go.
I admit, I cried all the way out to the car! I realize that my little girl is growing up. I am not going to be there to make sure people are nice to her, that she makes good friends that will be a good influence on her. I don't want her to make the same mistakes I made! I want her to be smart about her choices in life and realize that effect each of these choices will have on her life. And it all starts here!
But I guess I have to have FAITH in my little girl and in my Heavenly Father. I just do all I can on my side and he will do the rest! RIGHT!! RIGHT!!!