I noticed there were mostly two types of moms dropping their children off today at preschool... there were the ones almost gitty with glee as they led their children to the door and I even heard one mention she is headed out to go shopping by herself while her little one is gone...and there were the moms who held their child's hand tightly and walked slowly to the door wondering if they really had to leave after their child went inside. Both moms gave big hugs and smiles as they let their child go and you would never know if one of them was just losing it inside... but, as these two types of moms drove away...one drove confidently into the road and onto the next thing and the other type of mom wasn't sure if she should be driving at all since she could barely see through all the tears. You can guess which one I was? :)
The drive home was sad and the first hour after I laid Austin down was too quiet and weird. However, I filled my time with baking cookies for an after school treat and thinking of all the great things we've done the last 4 years...my son and I.
3:20 actually came quick... and Jaxon came bouncing out all smiles to greet his gitty filled mom eager to pick him up. He had a great time! Talked all the way home and I couldn't have been more pleased with his first day of preschool experience. He'll never know how hard today was for me... but he will know how much we love to see him grow and become just who God made him to be. And, if that means continuing to let him go at different stages in life... then get me a life-time supply of Kleenex, because I'm pretty sure I'm "that" mom! One 1st day down...13 more to go! :-)
Jaxon at sneak-peak day at preschool.
Jaxon today...heading over to preschool! (yes, he did his own hair!)
The Hansen boys... dropping Jaxon off at school.