I paused here a long time. I'm not sure how to start my yearly back to school letter to you.
Wow! A middle school girl.
You know that I wish you could stay at that lovely elementary school we both adore forever, right? The teachers who love you. The halls you know. The routines.
But tomorrow you will start a new adventure. And you will shine.
God has given you a beautiful gift Anna. You are
smart... oh so smart
beautiful... oh so beautiful
You are a
wonderful big sister
even more wonderful daughter
I am remembering tonight that first day of preschool all those years ago. Did I ever tell you what happened after I dropped you off and had to drive home? I was trying to not cry to much that I had to run to my car. When I got home I collapsed in a chair in the living room and cried. I cried because it was the first time you were under someone elses care since I had first held you. And I just didn't like that. I ached for you.
I'll ache for you again tomorrow. But in a different way. I have to know, we both do, that you are ready for this. When you are lonely, pray. God is with you. Daddy, Abigail and I are too.
Try to smile. Try to say hi when someone says hi to you. I won't be there to finish your sentences. You'll get to do that all on your own. And you can.
I love you more that I can say. And I can't wait to see you at the end of the day.
All my love forever,