Yesterday was Rylee's first day of 2nd grade! When I picked her up, she had a huge smile on her face and told me what a great day she had! She said she really liked her teacher, so that made me happy! I can't believe that my baby girl is growing up so fast! Time sure does fly!!! It seems like just yesterday that I was dropping her off at her first day of PreK! I went back and found her first day pictures from Kindergarten and 1st grade. Apprantly, we had not entered the digital age when she was in PreK, and I don't have a scanner at the moment, so the last two years will have to do! I look at the pictures and can't believe how much she has grown, especially since the Kindergarten picture!
We have been blessed with WONDERFUL teachers since PreK, and I am thankful that we live in a town with great school districts! I have no doubt that we will have another great year! I whisper a prayer each morning as she steps out of the car that she is protected (emotionally, physically, and spiritually) and that she is an example to her peers. It's a very short prayer, but the Lord hears me! I never know what awaits her as she walks through the front door of the school, but HE does! Knowing that makes it MUCH easier to drop her off every day! I leave the campus every morning trusting that the Lord WILL protect her!
She and I talk almost everyday on the way to school about how she should treat her peers. I explain to her that we have no idea what some of her peers have been through the night/morning before school, and that a simple smile, a "hello", or an invitation to play can make them feel much better! I am so thankful that she seems to be developing a compassionate heart , and I can only pray that quality will remain in her as she grows!
Rylee, I hope you have a FANTASTIC year!!!
I LOVE YOU, sweet girl!