Wings to Fly

Jenn and I really appreciate all the comments made on the "Am I a Bad Mom?" blog post. It really is so wonderful to have such a great support group of moms who feel the same way we do.  Of course everyone is allowed to their opinions. That is just how we feel.

This week has been a very special one for me as well.  My oldest daughter started Kindergarten on Monday.  I too did NOT cry, but felt overwhelming joy as my daughter walked into school.  I did help her to her class the first day, but the next day her daddy dropped her off and she insisted she wanted to go in by herself.  He said that she didn't just walk into school...she strutted into school!  Like she owned the place. And she is only in Kindergarten!!   He said she looked at the other kids that had parents with them and turned back to her daddy and smiled.  She got to go in by herself!  The confidence she has is so endearing.  I hope she continues on that path.  Being humble and kind to others, but having good self-esteem and confidence, that others love to be around her.  Our little girl is growing up, and even though it is hard to let her go sometimes, I know in the end it will be so worth it!

My girl also enjoys riding the bus home every day too.  And even though there are scary things out there, I can't protect her forever.  I just need to teach her the correct principles and guide her as much as possible.  She needs to get out there and learn to make decisions and choose the right for herself.  Just like my mom did for me.  I personally think, that that is the best thing we can do for our kids.

I came across this poem and thought I would share, it fit so perfectly!

Wings to Fly

You came to me on a sunny Fall day.
You were so precious to hold in my arms to stay.
At first it was hard, you would hurt and cry.

I loved you so much, you touched my heart inside.
You are growing bigger every day.
I know I must let you walk away.
Down in my heart from here to the sky.
You are taking steps with wings to fly.
I am so proud of all that you are.
You will always be my shining star.
Your first day of Kindergarten is finally here.
I know you are excited that is perfectly clear.
Mommy will walk with you and kiss you goodbye.
Spread your wings precious girl it's time to fly.
~Heather J. Wiswell

My little girl is growing up!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Until next time~