June 8, 2010

Where has the time gone?

Grace Graduation

Where has the time gone sweetie? It seems like only yesterday that you began your journey here at the preschool! I remember that day very vividly. It was November 2005 and Mommy had just got her job working in the church office. I would be working 5 days a week and you would be cared for in the infant room just down the hall. This was a big transition for both of us. You would be taken care of by non-relatives (up until his point it was just Grandma's and Aunts) and people that I didn't even know.

On the first day, I nervously showed up in the infant room carrying you and all your gear....looking at the faces of women I was entrusting my precious, sweet, baby to. They assured me that you were going to do great and would be well cared for. I knew you would be, but it didn't make it any easier to walk out of that room.


I remember that I started to cry the instant the door shut behind me. I felt sick to my stomach and couldn't control the tears that rolled down my hot cheeks. I couldn't walk down to my new office when I felt and looked like a mess. My heart was breaking. I remember sitting in the stairwell around the corner trying to compose myself. After what seemed like an eternity, I walked down the hall to my new job. It was a busy day of learning new tasks, new people, and new responsibilities....but I made time to sneak down and visit you and check in on you at
two or
three a dozen times. You seemed to be doing great.

Over time, I began to form relationships with the awesome women that took care of you in that infant room. I could see the love that they felt for you as they cared for you as one of their own. Time moved on as it so quickly does and you transitioned to the toddler room...and from there the Preschool and eventually Pre-Kindergarten.

Within these walls, you have grown from a little baby just learning to walk to climbing monkey bars and swinging on swings. From only knowing the words Mama and Dada to knowing how to write you first and last name. From being a very timid preschooler to a very confident Pre-K graduate. I am so thankful for all the wonderful Godly women who have loved you and taught you these past 4 years! They are a true blessing.

Grace, you are such a sweet, kind hearted, smart, beautiful little girl! There isn't a day that goes by that I am not awed by you and who you've become. I am blessed and so so grateful to be your Mommy!
I love you baby girl

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