Wednesday, June 01, 2011

An Ending

Last week, the school year came to a close.

Eva graduated from preschool, and I cried. She has grown up so much over the past nine months. From a timid, shy little thing she has developed such a sweet and caring personality. It’s heart warming to watch her interact with her classmates and play with her closest friends. I’m not sure when it happened, but she has changed from my baby into a beautiful little girl.

Alex completed his first grade year and his last year in the Early Childhood building. He has lost more teeth than I can count and any trace of left over chub has turned into long, lean muscle. At seven, he is the epitome of boy. As I watch him play, I am amazed at how athletic he has become. From his soccer skills to his baseball stance, he is confident and a natural born leader. His laugh is infectious, especially when he cracks himself up. Sweet and loving, my baby boy has turned into a little man.

Grace took on the challenges of the upper grades and womanhood this year. She transitioned with elegance and class despite the many bumps along the way. Navigating a new school structure as well as a new body proved to all of us just how beautiful of a person she is. Although we’ve fought more over the past year than ever before, we are closer in a whole different way. She has mourned the loss of friendships and is figuring out who she is. With each day she seems to need me less…yet want me more. Walking the fine line between mother and friend, somewhere we’ve found our groove.

Life is a series of beginnings and endings.

And that makes me both happy and sad.

4 comments:

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A lot of milestones for you- kids grow so fast!

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Amazing how time goes by so fast, yet so slow too. Certain moments so fleeting, others seem frozen in time. I can't believe my oldest will soon be finished Grade 1! It still amazes me to hear he read out loud. My middle will start Jr Kindergarten in the Fall. They fight like cats and dogs one minute, and are hiding under blanket forts, whispering secret plans against the toddler the next minute. It's all golden.

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You are so right, it is a series of beginnings and endings. I go back to work in a few days and my two boys will be in daycare. I'm sad for the end of our time together and trying to muster up some hope for our near future.

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They grow so fast and it sounds like you've got quite and age span so you are getting hit with all sorts of different whammies!