Wave Hello, Say Goodbye…

The Minis on Sophie’s Last Day of School

I have a feeling in my heart. It’s good and bad – bitter and sweet. There’s a clamp around it that tightens as I type – trying to hold back tears. My bigger mini graduated from nursery school today. I know, I know – it sounds like small potatoes but to her mama it feels like a very big deal.

This little girl – who now dresses herself, makes eggo waffles in the morning on her own, and is begging to do a sleepover at a friend’s house – once needed me so much more than she does now. My heart swells with pride as I see her tackling new tasks and bravely putting herself out there in this universe. Against my warning she climbed a tree last week, fell and scraped her back terribly, and then attempted to climb the same tree the next day. I am envious of her bravery. I am in love with her ever-evolving soul. But I am also so sad that she is growing up so quickly.

I tease her¬†regularly¬†and tell her she once promised me she would never grow up. She giggles and says, “Mom, it’s not my fault. It’s my body that just grows on its own. I don’t tell it to.” Oh little body of Emma Read Pless – please do pause in this precious instant and allow me to really enjoy one last summer with this “four and three-quarters” year old girl. I just need a little more time.

The Graduate and Her Very Proud Mother

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  1. I love this, it is so sweet!

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