Today was a big day. My baby girl graduated from Kindergarten!
It's so hard to believe that just one year ago, we had only made the decision to send Finley to PJP and now here we are, one year later, all done the first year. It's been a wild ride. I questioned almost every decision that I made in choosing a school for Finley. As a mother you never fully know if you are doing the right things for your child. Sometimes you just have to trust your gut instinct and follow your heart - hard as it may be.
I can't say that watching your baby get on the school bus that very first time (or the second or the third) is an easy thing. In fact, it was one of the most heartbreaking moments I've had being a mom. But, we got through the first day, then before we knew it, the first month, and in the blink of an eye, the first year!
We had an amazing year. I say we because while this was Finley's journey, I too got more out of it than I ever would have imagined. We were blessed with many new friends, tons of new knowledge and faith. I am also blessed that this school is so inviting to the parents and if you've got the time to give to them, they are so appreciative. I have never once walked in that school that one of the Sisters or teachers has not thanked me for my time. It's truly amazing the power that those two words hold sometimes. Every single time they thanked me it only made me want to give more of myself to the school that we all love so much.
I could gush for days about what an amazing girl my daughter is. And it's all the truth. She is amazing and always will be to me. I am and always will be her biggest fan. I am so proud of her accomplishments and her ability to adapt to new routines. Listening to her read is truly a beautiful sound. Watching her beam with pride because she knows that she can - well there are just no words to describe that feeling. I love that she is already excited to move on to first grade even though she will miss her two wonderful teachers terribly. It is so bittersweet to leave the wonders of Kindergarten behind.
These moments are the ones that I wish would slow down. You never really believe it before you are a parent how you continually hear "Don't blink or you'll miss it". It's just one of those things you have to experience for yourself. Taking these pictures of her and my family is my way of not blinking. I don't want to miss a moment.
Congratulations my beautiful girl! Love ♥