29 Jan 2013

First Day ... Smiles and Tears

I tried to be big and brave this morning, and I managed to keep the tears at bay until I watched you walk through the school gate with your big brother. That's when the river flowed......

I am going to try my hardest to keep busy today, to stop myself from watching the clock tick by.
It's a big day for you, your first day of High School. A big new adventure, a time to shine.
For me it's a hard but rewarding day, it's a day that I wish did not come so soon, but a day when I am also full of pride in what you have accomplished so far.

You are the baby of our family, loved and adored by us all (even your brothers though they may not admit it) and for that reason I guess I am a little more protective. I know that realistically you will be fine today, you are strong, adventuress and you also have a big brother at the same school to turn to if you are in need....
I still cant help worrying, you are my sunshine, my joy, and watching you grow up into this charming young man so far has been a pure delight. I am by far the luckiest mum on earth.

Watching you pack your bag, and lacing your shoes reminded me of the first day you began kinder and how you needed my help with these simple tasks. My how you have grown. So independent and sure of yourself.......
It made me smile, it made me sad.
I know that you still need me, but things are changing fast.
Its hard for me to accept, but I will in time.
Ready to go

Enjoy your day little one
Whoops !! am I still allowed to call you that ?
Maybe not out loud I guess, but in my heart no matter how big you get you will always be my "little one".
I look forward to this afternoon to hear all about your new experience, what you got up to and what new friends you have made.
Go fourth with strength and smiles and tackle these next few years with the same determination that you have always shown. I have complete faith in you my little cub, enjoy and be happy.

You are my special angel xxx

Linking up with the fabulous jess for IBOT

16 comments:

  1. Hope it's a wonderful day for your little one and yes, I think you'll always be allowed to call him that x

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    1. He had a fabulous day thanks, still smiling and telling stories :)

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  2. oh gosh, beautiful. getting me all choked up because I just took my one and only baby to his first day of prep today and he looked so grown up. he was fine, but we stayed too long and by the time we left he started to get upset. Should have got him situated and fled, but no one told us we could do that! oh well, he's there now. And I *am* watching the minutes tick by until I can go get him. Hope your baby has a great first day of high school. -Aroha #teamIBOT

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    1. Awww I remember my boys starting prep like it was yesterday ! I so hope your little one had a wonderful day xxx

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  3. What a beautiful post.I have 2 year olds and I can't even begin to imagine how much I will cry when they start school. :-) Hope it all went well. For him and for you :-)

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    1. He had a great day, I had a few tears but I am a BIG sook :)

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  4. What a gorgeous post! I hope he had a brilliant day and I hope he has a wonderful high school experience

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    1. Thank you so much, High School is a big step and I to hope he has a wonderful time and makes many memories x

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  5. Hope both Mum and son had a great day! Doesn't matter how old they are they are still your babies!

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    1. It was a long day, but a great day ! and yes I completely agree that our babies will always be our babies x

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  6. Wow high school, now that is going to freak me out!!! I thought Prep was bad enough, I hope it went well :) Emily

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    1. It doesn't get any easier, I cried both when my boys started prep and today. Thankfully he had a great day though it was a long day of clock watching for me x

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  7. Tomorrow my "baby" starts Year 12, so this is my last time doing the back to school thing. I work from home so to be honest, I'm gonna miss her when she goes back to school!

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    1. Good luck to your baby in her final year of school. It's a tough year for the kids and parents xx

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  8. For sure you can still call him little one, my "baby" turns 21 this year. When we left South Africa to move here, we went to see my Dad at work one day just before we left. He insisted on taking us around and introducing us to the other people in his office - he was so proud of his baby moving to Australia - I was 35 and mortified that he was still introducing me as his baby !!
    Have a great week !
    Me

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  9. I was getting emotional cause my eldest is in year 5! God help her when she hits high school!!!
    Hope it was a good day for him

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