Well, the day I have been dreading all summer is here. Faith started kindergarten this morning at 7:25am. Surprisingly, there were no tears...mainly because I am in a state of shock! My BABY, who I feel like I just left the maternity ward with, just started kindergarten! Faith is such an extrovert and independent little girl, and I am so proud of her for that! She walked in her classroom so sure of herself and ready to start her day. I wanted to take pictures of her, and she acted as if she didn't really have time for it, but smiled for my camera just to be polite.
I have heard people talk about how I should enjoy the preschool years because they fly by so fast....and it all sounded like "blah blah blah blah" until now. On my way home from dropping off Faith this morning, I thought about the day I found out I was pregnant with her and how scared I was knowing I was going to be someone's mother. yikes! Then I thought about the day I had her...all 9.5 pounds of her! And I thought about being up with her during all of those middle of the night feedings, and when she took her first steps, and when she went to the zoo for the first time, and how she loves to suck her thumb and carry around her security blanket. All of those memories and more flashed before me as I drove home this morning.
I am so proud of my little girl. She has grown up so much in her 5 and 1/2 years! She's so independent and extroverted, and has a huge heart that is giving and gentle. Here are some pictures of Faith from the beginning to now I wanted to share!