Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Year Of Joy

My sweet boy. You did it.
We prayed for a place, a school where we could call home for you, 
while your away from home.
I am so thankful that when you walked in the doors this year
you learned, you laughed, you were loved on day in and day out.

I have seen you come into your own. You have made me so proud my sweet boy. I always believed that when you left our little castle that you would be great but I never expected you to be such an incredible little man. 

Your character.
The respect you show to others.
The way you always try and do your best.
Your conviction to do the right thing.
Your laugh.

So much has happened this year. 
You made so many great friendships.
Mrs. Miller was your biggest fan. 
You placed first at field day.
Your lost your first tooth.
You read and read and read some more.
You had your first nights of homework and school projects.
You did so much this year for the first time on your own. 

You are growing so fast my sweet boy and changing so quickly. You went from needed my help on so many things to really doing so much on your own. 
I don't want to forget these moments with you. 
As I walked you into school this morning on your last day... you grabbed my hand and just squeezed it. I can't believe after today you are going to be a second grader. I can remember sitting in your nursery, rocking you as a baby and you would squeeze my finger just the way you squeezed my hand this morning. Nana was so right when she said that this time is so short. I am so proud of you. I am so thankful for this school year. Can you believe you were the only First Grader with perfect attendance this year? The look on your face at the awards ceremony when Mrs. Miller announced it was priceless. 
It made my heart smile! You make me smile. 
You bring joy to so many and I am so thankful to be your mom.


  1. What a beautiful post. It is great hear from you. I was missing your posts.

    1. aww... Thanks Emily! I miss writing. Life is a little crazy but I am slowly trying to get back to it!!! Hope your having a great day!

  2. That is quite a year of firsts!! Adorable and wonderful. :)

  3. Oh, what very sweet memories! My youngest just finished 1st grade today! He did so well. We are very proud of him and can't believe he's growing up so fast!


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