This is it! The beginning of the next chapter of your life as a big girl – full time school! These three little words seem so unassuming as I type them, but they are very big deal because they are the first significant change for both of us. Even though I know how ready you are for school, it’s so hard for me because I like things the way they are and I wish everything could just stay the same. My heart is aching that you are growing up so fast and that our special time has come to an end. But my heart is also soaring as I watch you turn into the beautiful little girl that you are.
Over the past five and a half years, we have had so many adventures and you have turned out to be the best shopping companion ever. You might not understand right now exactly why this is so great but when you are all grown up, it will all make sense. Shopping or not, I love spending time with you and our ‘Emma-Mummy’ day we had on Saturday was the best ever. I know there have been times when I have been busy and didn’t give you as much attention as I should have, and even though I never played with you as much as you would have liked, just having you near has meant everything to me. I will miss having you around – hearing your little voice and seeing your smiling (most of the time) face.
As you leave me to go to school, I am so excited that you will get to see your friends from Kindy again and that you will also meet new ones. You are going to learn so many new things at Pre-Primary and there may be times when things get tricky but all you need to remember is to always try your best. That is all anyone can ever ask of you.
You are going to have so many wonderful days at school and when you get home, Daddy, Chloe and I will be so excited to hear you tell us all about it. And if you ever have a bad day, we will also be here to give you a lots of cuddles and maybe even a big bowl of ice cream after dinner to make you feel better.
I know you won’t remember them like I will, but I hope you have enjoyed these past five and a half years as much as I have. You have seen me at my best and you have seen me at my lowest. You taught me all about unconditional love and helped me through my saddest days. And that is something I will always hold close to my heart. I will miss you Emma. You and your sister are my greatest accomplishments. But you are the little person who changed me forever and made me become a Mummy.
Have a wonderful first day.
Love you lots and lots
Each Day a Gift says
What a lovely letter to your daughter. Something to treasure. It was good to meet you today and the Meet and Great.