Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Night Before First Grade


Dear Abigail,

You are our little joy; our darling.  With just a dash of spunk and a whole lot of sweetness you are our special blessing from above.  Oh how excited you are for tomorrow.  You love school.  You "love, love, love" your teachers.  You are a good friend and a smart student.  It's that lovely smile of yours and especially your caring ways.  You just seem to know when someone needs a little extra love, and you're always there to give it.  I'm so proud of you Abigail.

I know that it's hard for you sometimes to be different because of your EoE disease but with your allergies you've become compassionate, strong, and sensitive.  These are all qualities that no one could ever teach you.  You learned them all on your own. 

This is going to be a wonderful year.   Last week when I was a bit sad that summer was winding down daddy said to me, "but you love first grade.  Remember, a reader is about to be born."  Oh yes, with the little books you're reading now and the love for learning that you have in you I know that this year will be one to blossom and grow. 

Try your best this year, be a sweet friend, smile, laugh and love each and every day.  I'll be missing you oh so much and I can't wait to see your happy face tomorrow at the end of the day. 

xoxoxoxo ~mommy

PS~  please remember not to eat tree nuts, peanuts, soy, fish, or any dairy ~



  1. Love this one too, Tara. And please know that as I type this I am thinking of you. It is almost 9:00, so I know they are off to new adventures. I hope your heart is ok, and you are sitting with a cup of hot tea. : )

  2. Tears in my eyes as I read this...I'm a new teacher-mama this school year (as in I returned to work outside of the home) andI loved your words, "A reader is about to be born." Hugs on the First Day of First Grade!!!

  3. We read the same book...it is so cute.

    Thinking of you today....

  4. Sweet Abigail! with her tender heart and spunkiness!:) I have a little girl I know you would love to play with! (3 really! and anna too of course!!:))
    you look more grown up too!:)
    have a happy day tara