I just said my goodnights to you, blew kisses and closed your bedroom door.
Tomorrow when you wake up, you will be a kindergartener.
And it will take everything I have in me to bring you to school…to hand you over to kindergarten, this new experience that feels like it is taking you from me.
But I will smile as I help you get settled in your classroom and wish you a wonderful day because I know that’s what you need most from me.
I’m certain that you will thrive.
I’ve watched you gain confidence and trust yourself.
And in time, I will find my way too.
You have both softened me and strengthened me.
You’ve made me hold on tighter while also learning to let go.
Thank you for these past five years…for the moments, the days, the years.
My time with you has been an absolute gift, Katie.
With so very much love,