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In just a few short weeks, the little girl I prayed for is going to be heading off to take on her next big milestone: kindergarten.
Over the last couple of months, it’s become all-too-clear that she’s ready. She’s started to sound out letters, to recognize a few different words and she’s even been doing some basic math—all on her own. We can check off every item on just about any kindergarten readiness list you might send our way. And, most importantly, my sweet girl can’t stop talking about this new adventure she’s about to embark upon.
She’s ready. I’m just not sure I am.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved watching her get to this point. She has become such a fun little human with a personality all her own. She’s witty and empathetic and so ridiculously smart, and the two of us have the best time these days, now that she’s old enough to enjoy some of the things I like, namely pedicure dates and reading “Harry Potter.”
Plus, and this is a bonus, she wipes her own butt, which is really the level of independence I remember looking forward to most during her newborn days.
But school is also big. After all, kindergarten feels like the final nail in the coffin of her babyhood. It feels like I’m being forced to let her go just a little bit more on her path to adulthood.
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