Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Along the Way

Today is my daughter's end of the year party. You might remember last year when she first stepped into her new class and began this journey. 10 months ago, Kindergarten was staring us in the face, and we tried not to panic, and yet felt very aware of the step that she would be taking.

It's not like that first day was difficult, and then all the rest have been a piece of cake. There are days that I strain my neck to watch as she climbs those big steps, and struggles (a little less than in August) to open the huge metal door that enters into her school. I pray as I watch her for God to strengthen her. For God to remind her of how much He loves her. That even while I'm away from her, He would be round about her. That she would hold tight to trusting Him, even when she feels alone or afraid. It has been as much of a journey for me, as it has for her. Entrusting one of my most precious gifts I've ever been given into His hands daily, has been a challenge, and I have learned to trust in Him more than before.

This year has been absolutely fabulous. I could not have asked for a more loving teacher to care for my and teach my precious girl. I have watched her blossom into a more confident and responsible girl, able to love those around her, no matter their differences. I have marveled at how she can now understand and speak Spanish at an advance level. I have loved seeing her grow in her friendships. At the beginning of the year she knew no one, but now, these 23 other children have become like family to her. There will never be another Kindergarten class for her. This was it. And I truly cherish the moments that we have had. God has been faithful to her and to me. We will complete this year of trusting Him and look to Him to lead us onward toward our next step along the Way.

What are you cherishing today? Come and celebrate with all of us over at Emily as we all join in Chatting at the Sky.


  1. Oh your post brought back memories, I have three daughters the eldest almost 15 and the youngest just finishing grade two. I could relate to your watching as they walked through those big doors. It still feel many of the same thing even as I watch my eldest walk into school. A wonderful post. I'm visiting from Chatting At The Sky. So glad I did.
    Thank you,

  2. They grow up so fast, don't they. Blogging our days helps me to cherish the moments of time that add up to our lives.

  3. oh, tugging at my heart.
    somedays they grow up too fast,
    somedays , well,
    we get through:)

    good to see you again too, I've been on and off the computer in a frazzle of may june crazy, hope you are fabulous!