“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” Dr. Seuss
My dearest Kiki…Today you started the new chapter in your life – you started first grade. Today I hugged you fiercely, and somehow found the strength to let go and send you on your way. Each day you are growing older, kinder and wiser and each day I will step back a little more to allow you to be the girl you are destined to be. But remember, I am always your mama and always ready for a hug, a cuddle or to answer any of the thousands of questions you have at any given time. You are smart. You are kind. Generous. Caring. Compassionate. Confident. Funny. You are a better version of myself and your dad. I wish you could see what I see when I look at you. I wish you could see how comfortable you are with who you are.
There is a whole world out there and you are just dipping your toes into it and I know that you are going to make it yours. I cannot wait to watch you take 1st grade by storm.
I hope you always have the confidence to be brave, strong and kind.