We just dropped Kevin off to his first day of kindergarten.
After I gave him all my final “goodbyes” & “don’t forgets” I stood back & waited for them to whisk him away.
He took one final look back.
Even though I was standing behind the glass door, I could see straight through those brown eyes. He will be ok.
I feel excited for him but so terrified of moving on to a new season. There will be lots of people to meet & words to read, I know they’ll teach him more than I ever could. There’s a little relief in the fact that he is going to be taken care of. That he will be amazing.
There will be artwork to display, new songs to sing, & sweet tales of his new adventures.
I had to hold back big elephant tears as he lined up inside the school. It reminded me of saying goodbye to Rocky when he left for basic training. We had been married for a year & it was our first goodbye (
of many). I wanted to cling to him, but sometimes you do what you have to do.
And let go.
* You can see more pictures on my family’s personal blog here.
** Pandora played this song, “The Worlds Greatest by Bonnie Prince Billy,” for the first time as I wrote this morning & I can’t stop listening to it.
Much different than the original version.