Friday, September 5, 2014

A Letter To My Daughter

To Emma On Your First Day Of Senior Kindergarten:

Well I suppose I have started a tradition.

This week you boarded the bus for your first day of Senior Kindergarten (SK).  Traveling to school with no idea where your classroom was or who your teacher would be. You were filled with anxiety.

The night before, after reading our bedtime books, we talked a lot about your first day of school.  You told me you didn't want to go to high school!  That made me smile.  Let's get through another year of Kindergarten first.  Oh sometimes I wish I could bottle up all your worries and anxieties and take them on myself.  I just explained that high school would be a long way away and that you had a few more years at your current school.  And then you said "When I go to high school I'll be awesome."  You're awesome in our eyes already dear Emma.

This year was a bit different - I didn't watch you get on the bus but left work early so I could surprise you and get you off the bus.  Nana said when that bus pulled up you were so excited it was the same driver as last year and off you went all smiles.

You knew you had an important job ahead of you.  You were in SK now.  A lot of your friends were starting Junior Kindergarten (JK).  I told you to watch for them.  To help them.  And you did.  As I got you off the bus you were filled with excitement because you were in a class with all your friends. In fact, we are worried for your teacher - don't you guys be giving her any trouble! 

It's hard to believe your second year of school has arrived.  So many things learned in JK and that was only the tip of the iceberg.  This year will bring even more new things and no doubt some challenges as well.  Some days you are 4 going on 14 but most days you are still our little Emma growing up before our eyes.   Our hope for you is that you will make more new friends and be a good friend, that you will gain confidence and discover even more things you love to do, that you'll continue to embrace life and learning, and stay our sweet little Emma.

Love Mommy and Daddy

Emma Graham
First Day of Senior Kindergarten
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: Ham. Bologna, & Cheese Sub
Favorite Thing To Do: Play With My Best Friend Zoey
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up:Someone Who Helps Doctors (Nurse)

 I think someone missed his sister! 

~ Elizabeth