My conversations throughout the day are usually with a four and a five-yr old. As exhausting as that is and all that entails, it is the most rewarding and enjoyable part of my day! We talk (and I answer a lot of questions) about the weather and about ducks and dolls and whatever is on their little minds. In a few short days, my oldest will be going to Kindergarten. Really? I was just pregnant with her the other day. How has she evolved into this little human? I am just not ready for this!
All summer I knew this day was coming, we have been talking about it for months. Her eyes fill with excitement when she asks about it. This last week she has been packing her new backpack to get ready and trying on her new school clothes. Shes been asking me lots of questions. “Mommy, will I be able to bring my own snack?” “Mommy, will I ride the bus or will you still take me like last year?” The questions are so sweet and innocent and serious and fill my mind with questions and thoughts as well.
We have been raising this baby and preparing her each and every day for this. Have we prepared her? Will she know what to do if there is an emergency? Will she know what to do if she is bullied or sees someone being bullied? How will she feel when she gets embarrassed? Will her self-esteem take a hit when a friend is mean to her? Can she stay focused all day at school? Will she come home and tell me all about her day? I have a zillion more questions but only so much room in this post.
When I have questions that weigh heavy on my mind, I seek out the best source there is! The Bible! There are 3 Verses that come to mind when I stress about all the questions I have about sending my daughter off to Kindergarten and anything else that occurs throughout the day!
Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV-
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
John 14:27 NIV
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Again, in John, the Bible tells us not to be afraid and troubled. He gives peace. Don’t get caught up in the World and everything it offers. All the madness!
So as much as I will miss my daily conversations and hanging out with her, I am happy to send her off to Kinder, because she’s ready. I am getting there slowly with a little help from above!
Anyone else feel this way? Sending yours off to Kinder this year or soon? Let us know in the comments below!
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