We Made It!

We made it, today is the last day of kindergarten for Aubrey!  Some days I questioned if we would.  LOL! As sad as I was 10 months ago, I’m feeling just that way again today.  It’s hard to believe we just completed our first year of big school.

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I have mixed emotions as we go to sleep tonight, the night before her last day.  While Aubrey doesn’t understand this milestone, all she knows is that she doesn’t have to get up at 6:45 am tomorrow, it’s bittersweet for me.  Our morning fusses about clothes and hair, car rides chatting and singing to the radio, and walking her in will quickly fade to memories. Come August she may not want me to dress her, fix her hair, chat and sing or walk her in and quite honestly, it breaks my heart.  Times like this make me realize once again, that life is so fleeting and they just don’t stay little long enough.

But on a brighter note, getting the opportunity to have seen her blossom this year has been amazing.  Gone are the days of hysterical crying when I left her. Those were replaced with excitement to see her friends, her teachers and learn, not just academics but about Jesus.  And that makes me the happiest of all.

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Some have questioned our choice for private education and honestly I’ve wrestled with seeming hypocritical having been a public school teacher in the past.  But I can tell you this...seeing my child not just learn but THRIVE in her classroom, her confidence and above all her faith and walk with Jesus makes me 110% confident we made the right choice.  While it may not be for everyone, for us it has made a world of difference. For this I am thankful!

So tomorrow our summer begins.  Pool days, beach trips and just being lazy are on our agenda.  I plan on soaking up every minute of it because before we know it, the school bell will ring again.

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