Archive | May, 2014

To My Son’s Teacher Nearing His Last Day of Kindergarten

23 May

One year has gone by since that stressful day

Where I left my baby in your care

And cried all the way to the car when we left him at school

And paced my living room as I worried

And worried

…And worried

And I have so much to thank you for.

For teaching him about words and spelling.

I am no longer able to spell out “ice cream”

To my husband in a store.

My son knows what I am saying now.

Thank you for disciplining him during the hard moments

And for hugging him when he has succeeded.

Thank you for giving him such a curiosity about life.

When he asks me questions and I say “I don’t know”

It is not an acceptable answer for him.

He wants to find out the answers.

Thank you for supporting his little engineer brain

And for loving him

Despite the fact that he always has to be right.

Thank you for nurturing him.

Thank you for caring about his successes

And for not letting his failures detract from his spirit.

We have made it through this year.

Through the smiles and the tears

And the successes and the failures.

Through the growing pains

Both physical and emotional.

He has one less tooth than he had when he started

And has gained two inches in height since he started.

He has only increased that love for learning

And for THAT

I thank you.

Mothers Day

10 May

A friend posted this song to Facebook this morning. As I listened to it I had tears rolling down my face. The song really touched my heart and I had the same pain the girl in the song has.

Having my son saved my life. I am 100% sure of it.


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