Tomorrow my baby girl starts primary school. I am sad. There is no other way of describing it. A small part of me just wants to keep all my babies at home forever. But I think the best thing for me is to do is to reflect on how amazing the past five years have been, and how exciting this next chapter of all our lives will be. Parenting is one of the hardest things we can do in this life, and we all make mistakes! Hopefully not too many though! Having a baby (especially my first baby) taught me a lot about what it means to love unconditionally. There have been many ‘firsts’ that we recollect and laugh about. The first step, the first word, the first car journey, the first feed, the first trip to A&E, the first sleepover at nannys house, the first solid food, the first night in their own room, the first day at nursery, and now alas the first day of school. Lets focus on all the ‘firsts’ that are yet to come, and with excitement we should try our best to enjoy them with our children, rather than dreading the next ‘first’. I am so proud that I am not actually sending a ‘baby’ to school tomorrow, but a confident, healthy, well mannered, eager-to-learn little girl. Today she informed me that after she learns how to be an archaeologist, she wants to be a hairdresser. So the future looks interesting!
Thanking God for all the ‘firsts’ xo