Wednesday, August 30, 2006

12:35 am

It is officially the day my son goes to first grade.

He will get up in about 6.5 hours and start his day.

His day on his own , not with me.

He will be in a whole new enviroment , without me , on his own .

He will go and make decisions on what to eat , what to drink , who to sit with.

I will watch him ride away on the big yellow bus.

I won't know what he is doing .

I haven't even met his teacher.

Will he get hurt at recess? Will he meet new friends? Will he speak up if he needs something?

Will he remember his bus #?

Will he miss me ?

I will miss you Josh, I will miss you so much . I can't believe it is 6 years since I held you in my arms and thought about this day . It seemed so far away . I could think about it and smile , dream and hope you were ready.

I hope you have the confidence to jump right in with both feet. I hope you make some great new friends. I hope you enjoy learning and have fun with this new adventure. Tommorrow will seem like a long time. I know I can count on one hand the number of times we have been apart from one another for more then 8 hours.

I know you are going to be just fine. You are an amazing little guy. You can charm the best of them , and you are so smart.

Time for me to go to bed. I will try and be good and only show you my smiles tommorrow. But know as soon as you are out of sight ....the tears will flow....some happy , some sad. But also know I will be there when you get off the bus from your amazing day , waiting to hear every detail you will let me in on.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Rollie - Hope you have a great day. Josh will be fine, and so will you! Please take pictures (i know you will) - can't wait to see the layout you make for this special day. Now go out enjoy breakfast w/ Kate.

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  2. "I hope you have the confidence to jump right in with both feet. I hope you make some great new friends. I hope you enjoy learning and have fun with this new adventure."

    He will do all of these things because he has 2 wonderful and loving parents who have taught him so well.

    So, if he's old enough to ride the big yellow school bus - does that mean he's old enough to date me? Just curious. ;)

    You'll be fine...he'll be more than fine.

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  3. Can't wait to hear the details of his day.
    What a great mom you are, honey. Josh is one lucky young man.

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  4. denise6:23 PM

    waaaaaaa . . .dang you girl . . .i always needs tissues after a josh post . . can't wait to hear how his day went. from the looks of the picture on the bb josh was more than ready for today!

    denise

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