{Kindergarten...Choosing to be Grateful}

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My new all-time favorite picture of Mason!
Linking up with Ember Grey for a Grateful Heart

So...I know in my Goals//What I'm looking forward to post I put Pre-K Graduation and Kindergarten...but honestly, that's a big fat lie. I should have wrote that those are two things Mason is looking forward to. But his Mama? Not so much! I'm not ready for it. It's clouding my brain and making me so very weepy.

One day I was picking Mason up from school and without any warning his teacher said, "Pre-K graduation is Friday, May 22"...do you know how bad I had to fight back the tears?? It was hard. So hard. But once I got in the car it was a free for all and the waterworks started. And then I had to tell Nate in our daily afternoon call after school. More tears.

How can my sweet little baby be graduating Pre-K and gearing up for Kindergarten already? Wasn't it just yesterday we were at the hospital having him? Right?

I know that he's in school now, but Kindergarten just seems so much bigger, so much different. It's stepping out of my comfort zone and into a big new world. New school, new teachers, new kids, new routine, new, new, new. Mason is at the best school on the planet right now and I just don't know how anything else can compare.

Which leads me to the thing that is probably bothering me the most. The school district we are zoned to. But, that's a whole other post. 

Ever day this week Mason has brought home something in his folder that reminds me just how close we are to Pre-K Graduation; teacher/parent conference for the first semester assessment and to talk about graduation and Kindergarten, graduation field trip {to the Ranger game! Yeah} permission slip, if he will need transportation to/from school from FHK, etc! And each time I have to sign one of those forms I cry just a little harder.

Please tell me I'm not the only weepy Mama?

But, Mason is excited about graduation. He thinks it's so cool that he gets to wear a cap and gown and that he gets to keep it. He's ecstatic about going to big school and to Kindergarten. 

So, starting today I am going to choose to be grateful. Grateful that he's excited. Grateful for the time we've had at FHK and for his amazing teacher that has helped gear him up for Kindergarten. Grateful for how far he has come and for all that he has learned {and yet to learn}. Grateful that I will get to spend everyday of the entire Summer with him between the time he graduates Pre-K and starts Kinder. Grateful that I get to be this amazing little boy's Mama. 

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

What are you grateful for this week?

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

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  1. Oh goodness! Cora hasn't hit any milestones like this so I haven't dealt with this yet but I can imagine it's hard! I think in a lot of ways you've made the right choice, choosing to be happy. That doesn't mean it's easy. Hugs to you momma!

  2. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

  3. You are most definitely not the only weepy mama! I'm right there with you. And our pre-k graduation is a week earlier than yours, so ... gulp! Hang in there!

  4. choosing to be grateful is so good. I didn't realize it was still hard after you'd already done school....I think you got all the emotions out the first day of any type of schooling. sigh. I think I'm totally kidding myself here, and it will be a full life of letting go and moving on to something new. That is great that he is so excited though, that has to make it easier for mama!

  5. Awwww I'm the mother of a 10 month old and it feels like the time just flies by. It terrifies me!! A friend of mine posted a 1st day of Pre-K and last day of Pre-K picture of her little boy and it was insane how fast he grew!!! hang in there mama!

  6. awww!!! Surely you are NOT alone! (My girl friends with little ones would all be nodding, reading your post - I assure you.) Gosh, how thankful you must be that Mason enjoys his time in school! Are you going to have a little graduation party for him at home? Maybe if you and your hubby had a little celebration with him, it would take away some of the sadness for you :) (Party planning always helps keep me busy haha)

  7. oh gosh you earned the right for those tears mama! love your attitude about it all! xo

  8. I got weepy a few days ago realizing half of January was gone and then immediately went to thinking the entire year was over!! I just want time to slow down! :) Way to look for the joy in midst of all of the upcoming changes. His Goodness will cover Mason when you cannot. :D

  9. I'm so weepy over the thought of putting my little man in preschool. How is this possible?!!
    Sending hugs and I hope that the transition to Kindergarden is easy for everyone next fall!

  10. Oh Mama! Sending you a big hug. I think choosing to have a grateful heart during this new chapter & adventure will be so helpful & calming.

    Are you able to do school of choice? We have that up here in WI. I'm not sure if they offer that in TX.

  11. Oh mama, I'm so sorry! Right now, I think I would be ok, as Mason is already in school, but I know when the time comes I will be a mess. On his first day of preschool I was SO happy he was so excited to be there and that he just walked off to play without saying bye but then the more I thought about it, the more sad I got. He doesn't need me? He just walked away!
    But I know that's not true. No matter their age, our little boys will always need us. Try not to think of it as him getting older, but just getting to experience new things he can come home and share with you :) sending hugs your way!

  12. You are totally not the only weepy mother; I am ridiculous about my kids growing up - it KILLS me!


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