This girl, who was just born into this world (or so it seems) is now getting ready to leave home and officially begin "growing up"... and she is so excited.
This girl, so sweet and innocent, is now going off into a world without mom and dad. So scary for us as parents. So many thoughts and concerns... and she is so excited.
This girl, our first born, with a sensitive heart of gold, is going to get her feelings hurt.
This girl, the smartest kiddo in our home, will be thrown into a school of other kiddos who are just as smart or maybe smarter- and she will have to get used to it.
This girl, who has been one of the biggest centers of attention at home, will have to learn to share, be patient, and be quiet (which will be tough on her because of her dad's characteristics).
There are so many emotions and thoughts, but the biggest thing is that we cannot be in control of what she hears, sees, or experiences for 7 hours a day & 5 days a week.
Our friend, JB Barnett, has a song coming out on his new album called, "Peter Pan," in which he sings a song about his niece. His thought/prayer is- - - "keep her innocent." Our prayer exactly. This girl, dear Lord, please keep her innocent. Really not sure if we're ready, but Kindergarten is here, like it or not... and this girl, is so excited.
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We love you, Lily Belle, and we are so proud of you! We have prayed for this day since before you were born. Daddy and I know that it is going to be such an amazing year for you!