Monday, August 29, 2011

school girl...

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Our BIG girl...
what a feeling...
what a big beautiful feeling!

Nothing quite describes it... that heavy huge soaked up heart feeling...
but in the end it feels good.. really good!

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this is when my eyes started filling...
gulp gulp... hold it together
keep holding
holding...

don't ache!

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this is when the first tear dripped down my cheeks...
the hanging of the backpack...
that got me.

but I held it together...

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and this is what makes me smile...
this happy face..
I have to be happy too!

Once I got through that first day... Once I realized there is no going back... you have to let your girl grow... it's a beautiful thing this life... if you just dwell on kids growing fast... you'll miss out.

I'm not missing out!

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I had a teacher in high school that said some wise words to me...
The sad sad day that I came in second for Senior Class President...I thought my world was over... I cried and cried... stayed after class... told him how I was the BEST girl to be president of our class!
I was crushed... I mean really was it really a big deal.... hahaha..

But he told me, "Kollene, you can be sad for years... you can be sad for 1 year... you can be sad for a month, you can be sad for a week, you can be sad for a day, you can be sad for an hour... but it's up to you... it's your choice how you want your life to be and your choice how long you want to be sad..."
I left his class with my head held high... I wasn't going to be sad anymore...

and when it comes to my daughter starting the next chapter of her life... a school girl... I'm holding my head high again... happy!
but that first day... I chose to be sad... for just that day...

We are so proud of our school girl!

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