Monday, August 23, 2010

Alyssa's first day of pre school

She started school this morning,

And she seemed so very small.

As I walked there beside her

In the pre school hall.

And as she took her place beside

the others in the class,

I realized how all too soon

Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw her as

She first learned how to walk.

The words that we alone made out

When she began to talk.

This little girl so much absorbed

In learning how to write.

It seems as though she must have grown

To girlhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred by hastily

I brushed the tears away

Lest by some word or sign of mine

I mar her first big day.

Oh how I longed to stay with her

And keep her by the hand

To lead her through the places

That she couldn’t understand.

And something closely kin to fear

Was mingled with my pride.

I knew she would no longer be

A baby by my side.

But she must have her chance to live,

To work her problems out,

The privilege to grow and learn

What life is all about.

And I must share my little girl

With friends and work and play;

She’s not a baby anymore –

She’s in pre school today.

Alyssa started pre school today! She was so excited!! Time couldn't pass fast enough she wanted school to start NOW!! So to pass the time we had a little photo shoot on the front porch!

When I dropped her off, she gave me a hug and kiss and said "bye mom!" and out the door she went! She was so big!! I am so happy she loves school and had a great day!! She asked me when I picked her up, when she would be able to be big enough to go to Austin's school, I told her it would be next year, and my heart started to step at a step at a time :)


Amanda X said...

Oh my gosh! She is the cutest thing ever! And look at those shoes?!?!? I am so jealous. I want them.