Tomorrow my baby starts school
Where did that time go?
It seems to have flown faster than it did with my eldest, as she was home for an extra year, missing out on starting school the year before she did by a small 10 days.
There was a time in which I thought I would never get a full nights sleep again.
Changing nappies and dealing with teething babies seemed to go on forever……. and then it became a thing of the past.
People told me when both of my children were babies to remember that it did not last for long, it seemed like it was forever at the time, but now on the other side, I realize that it really was just a short window of mine and their lives.
I am thankful that Noah is excited about school, that makes this new beginning so much easier, and I am also very grateful that Kiara is excited about embarking into Grade 2.
A quick trip to the supermarket today to pick up some supplies for back to school lunch boxes soon became the social event of the month, with countless amounts of familiar faces in there. One fellow Mum confided that her son refuses to even talk about school, and other friends have told me that their little ones have been so anxious about this next step in life.
And it is a big step, for parents and kids.
Tomorrow is also a new beginning for me personally, as I set back to full time work.
Whilst I have had many part time jobs to assist with our family income in the years since becoming a Mum, including setting up our very own business with my husband. I have not had the opportunity to return to full time work until now.
I have been grateful for the time I got to spend with both of our children before they embarked into their schooling life, and I am so excited for both of them as they continue to grow and develop into unique, individual human beings.
It is going to be a big ride for us all this year, I am sure there is going to be many afternoons with exhausted family members, and a new routine to get into for all of us, not to mention the drama of getting Mr Noah to keep a pair of shoes on for an entire day!
As we stand together on the precipice of a new beginning, I am both nervous and excited.
It only seems like yesterday that I held both those little people for the first time in my arms , and now I am sending the last one off to school.
In a way life is getting a little easier, but it is also getting a little harder (not to mention more expensive!)
Regardless, as we stand here together, I am not going to mourn the end of an era.
I am going to celebrate new beginnings.
I feel so very fortunate and grateful to have been such a huge part of my children’s first years, and I feel so proud to watch them continue to grow and prosper.
Tomorrow I will
probably shed a tear, but the tears will not just be sad ones.
There will be proud tears in my eyes, for my kids and us.
We made it.
To new beginnings.