Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hello Summer

Hello Summer.


With just a touch of fanfare, we celebrated Grace's last day of kindergarten.


It's hard to believe kindergarten is now behind us. 

The sweet little girl below started kindergarten with a quiet bravery. 


Where Grace bravely entered kindergarten, with no tears, confidently going to a new school, confidently meeting new friends, I struggled. This was a big step for me in letting her go.  But, I watched her confidence and her quiet bravery and I learned from her.

This past year, Grace learned to read and write.  She learned how to do a push up and run a mile!  She learned how to navigate life (if only in a small part) without me. 


And, I learned to sit back and proudly watch her shine.  

18 comments:

  1. Happy summer! You made it mom! This makes me smile for the both of you.

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  2. What a big year for the 3 of you! Dang though. I can't run a mile. Can you? I'm only impressed if you do it in heels.

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    1. Thanks Amy! I can run a mile...though, I've never tried in heels :)

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  3. Oh Amy, I know how hard it is. My son Sam turned 14 in April. Growing up!! Atticus is 12, he still likes his snuggles.
    I have to be brave too and slowly let go.

    I love how you wrote this post. Very well done.
    Carla

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  4. I can imagine it was quite an adjustment. She looks very happy! Congrats for Grace and mom for making it through this year. :)

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  5. I know! How can the school year be already over??

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  6. Passages. And childhood summers all stretched out in front of you.
    Glorious!

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  7. Oh how sweet! She's looking so grown up! I'm glad you both made it through and now it's time for a fun summer together! This school year seemed to just fly by! And I can't believe we're almost half way through June!

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  8. I hope you both have a fantastic summer together. She has grown into a little lady this year. :)

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    1. Thanks Erin.

      I could agree more about the little lady part. It makes me both a little sad and proud.

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  9. Yay for summer and double yay for the happiness of watching our kids shine!

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  10. Happy Summer, from here in the depths of Winter! Congratulations Grace on all your achievements and congrats to Mom for letting her shine.

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  11. awe such a sweet tribute to your little! it is so hard to let them go. I know I have to keep telling myself "shell u have to give him wings not an albatross!" ((hugs)) friend it is the true definition of bittersweet!

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  12. Awesome, can read and write! And what? Can run a mile?! I can't even do that ;).

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  13. Happy summer! Those pictures of Grace are adorable!

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  14. Sweet post.. sweet pictures. :) Time does seem to fly so make sure to enjoy every moment.

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  15. What a sweet post :) I can't believe she's going into first grade!

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    1. I know! I'm already stocking up on tissue. I'm sure the first week will be filled with tears...for me!

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