This Moment {first child, first grade}


{This Moment}

A Friday ritual. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.
A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

~Soule Mama
She was so nervous.  Lucy tried her best to break the spell.
Wow, I was so nervous for her and trying to hold it all together.  I can count on my fingers the days she’s been away from our home and me the entire day.  
All the discussions I’d ever had about homeschooling circled inside my head while I hung onto my belief in public schools.  
I thought:

wonder where the birds have gone today
first born

first day
first grade
at times I held her hand on the walk,
squeezed it tight
when I felt my heart move between swoon and lonesome pride
other moments
I skipped ahead with her sisters
sung silly songs
other moments
I stood back
so honored to be her mama
First grade makes me happy, Mama, she said as casually as asking for more milk in a polite manner at dinner’s table.
I can sleep well,
heart steady.

What more is there to say since I said it all [HERE].


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