Motherhood

He’s An All-Dayer Now

My baby boy will graduate from kindergarten today. He’s changed so much this year.  He’s learned how to read.  He knows simple addition.  And he knows how to use the word inappropriate correctly in a sentence. It seems like just last month that he was the toe-headed little boy with rosy red cheeks who was commando crawling all over our living room.  And today?  Today he’s moving from spending 2.5 hours at school Monday through Friday to a 6.5 hour day in the fall. He’s my big 1st grader now. I remember looking forward to this day when he was younger.  And now it’s here. What I wouldn’t give to rock him to sleep just one more time and play peek-a-boo with him and watch him giggle himself silly. Guess I should be careful what I pray for, huh?

6 thoughts on “He’s An All-Dayer Now”

  1. I’m practicing for the “graduation ceremony” with my Kindergarten students. Some of these kids came to my music classes still in diapers and pacifiers, 4 years ago, and now I have to let go of them…
    And next year my baby girl will be in Kindergarten. Guess I’ll be graduating to “big Mom” when we’re all done with pre-school.
    Hope you enjoy the day.

  2. GAHH tears. Madeleine is still a couple years away from school and I definitely have plenty of moments where I can’t wait til she’s in school, learning more, talking more. Thanks for the reminder to slow down my heart.

  3. Enjoy EVERY moment…it truly goes by so very fast!! My oldest is 27 yrs old, married and moving across country in 2 weeks. My “baby girl” is 24 yrs old and engaged to be married! There are nights that I long to just hold them and sing them to sleep!!

  4. Ohhhhh cherish the little 1st grader just as you would your baby… for one day she will be in 7th grade.. putting on makeup, and just short of too busy to talk to you.

    Caralyn had her feelings hurt the other day and she is 12, she asked for some time alone… when did “mom’s kisses and hugs” stop working?

    God is still good, and I know there is more to this journey, but it is hard to not greive the loss.

    And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19

    BIG HUG LADIES!
    Joan

  5. My baby is graduating from high school next week and will be going away to college in a few short months. I am so proud of his accomplishments.

    I am also wanting to hang on to that little boy that has always brought such joy to our family.

    On his first day of kindergarten, we walked hand in hand into the school but then as we approached his classroom door, he shook my hand free. It broke my heart but at the same time I was proud that he wanted to walk in that room on his own.

    Thank you, Lord, for giving me the opportunity to nurture this beautiful soul and please give me the strength and courage to let him go

  6. I just mentioned to my soon to be 9 year old precious girl how much she’d grown up this year, even so much in the last month. Bittersweet it is, right??? You blink, and their gone.

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