Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Another Milestone...

Today is Cody's last day of preschool. Tonight, his teachers will be honoring the children with a little graduation ceremony as they prepare for kindergarten.

As I've prayed through the decision this year about where to send Cody to school next year (public, private, or home), God has been faithful in guiding us every step of the way, and I truly feel in my heart that the best place for Cody is in our school district.

The thing that makes tonight so difficult is that our kindergarten program is full day and selfishly, I will miss Cody more than I can even put into words. I'm not telling him that of course...after all, he doesn't need to carry that burden! But my heart is sad today as we enter into this new chapter of his life. The "pre" years are behind us and his school career officially begins in August.

My heart is heavy today...maybe it seems silly. It is, after all, only preschool. It's just that my little boy is "graduating" to the next phase of his childhood, and I'm feeling really sad about it. I'm so proud of all he's accomplished so far, and I know that great things lie ahead for him. I know God will be faithful in making him the man He wants him to be. And I look forward to watching him continue to grow into that man.

But the fact still remains...preschool is over and I'm just....sad.

6 comments:

Kari Lynn said...

I remember when Tyler "graduated" from preschool and now he's in middle school! It is so sad to let their early years go especially when you think about how difficult life ahead may be. Although, I think right now it's harder on me that Tyler is 12 than it is on him BUT if his attitude keeps up ... Anyway, I totally feel you, it is such a sad/happy time. If it helps, I don't seem to get as sad at Ashley's events as I did Tyler's. Something to look forward to?

Glass Half Full said...

Bittersweet indeed!!

Tonya said...

My oldest is graduating from Kindergarten which is half days here and I am in the same boat as you since next year she will be gone from 8:30am to 3:35pm I am going to miss her.

Just T said...

I know how you feel. My youngest started full-time school (5 days a week 8.45am - 3pm) at the beginning of the year. He's my cuddly baby and even though he's been there almost 2 full school terms now, I still miss him. It gets easier though, and I just LOVE hearing all the new things he is learning, and getting all the little projects he makes for me.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

My son is starting kindergarten in the fall too. It's quite bittersweet!

Barbie said...

What a blessed little boy to have a Mommy that loves him soooo much:)

My oldest starts 2nd grade next year. This year was her first year of full day. It was hard, but God gave me peace and I LOVE when she gets off the bus. At first it was hard for her to remember about her day and tell me but now, she can talk and talk. I love those times of sharing with her.

And by the way, we too send her and her sister to public school. It's been a great experience!!!

Praying for your Mommy heart:)