Our daughter, Olivia, is heading to kindergarten this week. When we got married in 2010, a baby wasn’t on our radar as we had just both turned 40 years old, so when we found out we were having a baby less than a year later, we were shocked and overjoyed all at the same time.
To say she is sweet and kind is an understatement. She is a really great kid and we are constantly complimented on how easy to be around she is, which of course, makes us happy to no end (and we know that the teen years are ahead of us so we may not always be this fortunate), but as we send her to kindergarten, I have been asked many times, how I’m feeling about it so I thought I would share.
Well, to be honest, I’m excited…for her. She is an only child and loves to learn about everything and anything, so I know she will love it. She has so many exciting things ahead of her and new friends to meet and I know it will be a great experience for her.
Of course, I am sad that she is getting older because who doesn’t want their kid to stay a little kid forever, but honestly, I do believe that she gets better and better with age and that she will continue to do so.
But what I do know is that I will miss her not being around in the morning on days that I work from home so that we can sit at the counter leisurely and have coffee/milk while we talk about our dreams and plans for the day.
Lucky for me, I own a good number of lockets so I think I’ll just put this photo of her in it so I can keep her with me every day when I’m feeling like I need her.