Thursday, May 8, 2014
Her Last ~ Elementary School Concert
I went to the 'for the school' day time performance. And I got a chance to help put on all of the bow ties. And I got emotional. Some of these kids I've known since their first day of kindergarten. I wanted to tell the little red head how far he's come. As I tied his 'last concert' bow tie I remember him crying and crying and crying at the kindergarten door for the first three months of school. I remember the anguish on his moms face hoping that one day it would end and he'd walk in without a tear. Well guess what? He finally did.
And my own Anna.. how far she's come in this building that has been like a second home to her. It was 'rip your heart out' pain I felt on every first day of school. I ached for her and knew that she was terrified.
(don't worry... I snatched her right off that bus and she never went on it again... ever!)
But look at her now! She's grown so much! She still barely talks in school and would rather bury her nose in a book but she's claimed this school as her own. She's 'one with it' so to speak and I couldn't be more proud.
As we enter spring everything makes me reflect more that I usually do. Like how today I watched her on her last field day. And this, her final elementary school concert.
That's life, it's exacting, and it just has to go on. I'd keep her little if I knew how... but I don't.
Anna, my heart bursts with pride for you. There is no one in that grade who had to walk through what you did to become the strong, smart, wonderful girl you are. You had obstacles that they couldn't even dream of. I love you ... all the way to China... and back!