Thursday, May 21, 2009

One More Day...

the end of Kindergarten
the beginning of Kindergarten

My dearest Katelund,
One more day of waking up before 7:30 am,
One more day of packing a lunch,
One more day of trying to pick out an outfit that we agree upon,
One more day of shoving breakfast down you,
One more day of me forcing you to do your homework while your eating your breakfast because what Kindergarten teacher assigns homework on the weekend anyways??,
One more day of not being allowed to wear flip flops,
One more day of Cloey asking me all day long if it is time to pick you up at the bus stop,
One more day of walking down to the bus stop and then climbing back up the mountain to go home (it is such a steep hill),
One more day.....well at least for 2 1/2 months.....but it literally is the LAST day that you will ever be in Kindergarten.
You have grown so much over the last nine months. You have turned into a confident little girl who sings Hannah Montana songs at the dinner table, who reads books to her little sister, and who unloads the silverware in the dishwasher without being asked. A little girl who doesn't need her mommy to constantly remind her to brush her teeth or say her prayers. I am no longer with you every moment of the day and you are okay with that, even when I am not.
You have learned so much over the last year. You have learned how to make friends. You have learned that it is okay to be different from other people. You have learned how to say goodbye to old friends and then make new ones. You have learned that death is not the end and that our family can be together forever. You learned how to be strong when Mommy was not. You have learned that although sometimes you have bad days, you will always have a mommy and daddy and sister who will wrap you in their arms when you get home and tell you that tomorrow will be better. You have learned how to be strong, brave, bold, kind, and considerate. You have learned how to be nice even when others are not, and how to be happy no matter where you are or what you are doing. But even though you have grown up and will soon be a big first grader, always remember that "I'll love you forever, like you for always, and as long as I'm living my baby you'll be".

Love Always and Forever,


Destinee said...

This totally made me tear up. Very sweet.
Also, I wish tomorrow was Avery's last day. I'm ready.

Harrington said...

Katelund is so adorable. That is the cutest little outfit. Love the boots. She looks so much like you. How are you liking Tennessee?

Crystal said...

She is so stinkin cute! How adorable! In just a couple of months Ethan will start his first day of kindergarten so I can relate! Yeah for summer!

John said...

Okay not fair, not fair, I can hardly see to type! Beautiful post. Time marches on, sometimes loudly, sometimes silently, sometimes unwillingly and assuredly without fail but always with the promise of a new tomorrow. The future is all Katelund's!
Love Mom by the beach

Carrie said...

Summer is the best! I am so jealous you all are already done school!!! I wish we were too! Where the heck does the time go????

Mandy said...

Very sweet, Melissa. We still have a week and a half left.

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