Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kindergarten here we come!

I just finished my letter to Charlie to go in his baby book.  It's all about all the fun things we did this summer, how proud I am of him, and how much I wish I could slow time down to enjoy this phase of his childhood and our life together.  But more than that, it's about all that we haven't gotten to experience yet.  All the cool projects he will do at school, things he will learn, and memories he will make.  And I just want him to know that I'm right there on the sidelines cheering for him all the way.  He touches my heart every day.  He's charming, smart, and thoughtful.  It's easy to get caught up in focusing on milestones.  But here's a milestone I want to cherish.  He's going to make new friends, keep the teacher wrapped around his finger, and just keep being the special little boy that he is to us.  And I'm going to capture all of it.  From here foreward it's not about any missed marks.  It's about the journey and taking it all in.  No more talk of delays or other terminology.  It's about shaping him to be all that he can be.  And I'm his biggest fan.  So while tomorrow is only orientation, it's still a big day.  And I'll probably be a mess the rest of this week.  But I want to slow down and cherish this time.  Because I know it went by fast up till now.  And I know it's going to keep going fast.  So I'm going to stop and sit in the grass, play pretend, and just be there more.  I want to keep seeing things through Charlie's eyes.  It makes it all so exciting and fun.  And that's my wish for my little man.  For him to have fun.  To always have a smile on his face.  And no matter what, I want him to always know that I believe in him.  I'm proud of him.  I love him. 

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