For many of us, today marks newer, bigger beginnings than even Jan 1. I just sent my oldest off to middle school. MIDDLE SCHOOL! I'm afraid to blink because next it will be high school graduation. In a couple of hours my baby- the baby! starts first grade.
It's a little scary to send someone I've spent my life protecting out into the great big world of elementary school but I keep telling myself "we all did it". At some point mom let go of our hand and let us fly. Today is his day and I can't wait to hear his stories when I pick him up. He's seen his classroom, met his teacher, but today he'll meet some kids he'll probably graduate with. In two blinks.
It feels like the start of a roller coaster - someone removed the brake and it's starting that long, slow, steep climb. You know during that slow, uphill chug that you're powerless to stop the ride. It's coming, with all it's twists and turns, loops and corkscrews. There's nothing you can do now but hang on. It's thrilling. It's exciting. I have butterflies.
Happy first day of school!