To the moms who have their first child going to school all day.
And Then They Decide To Grow
My son he went to school all day,
He’s excited to be in first grade.
As he walked to greet his teacher, he looked back at me and waved.
I smiled, I waved, I showed him a brave face…
But inside I wasn’t ok.
My worries, concerns, and stressors took over, and I wanted to stay with him all day.
Would he have someone to sit by at lunch?
At recess would others make sure to include them in their play?
Would he listen and understand all that he needs to?
I just want to make sure he’s ok.
All day long I kept busy, taking care of the two little ones home, but my mind was on my sweet son.
The realization of my anxieties hit me hard… I knew I wasn’t there to protect him.
All his life, until now, I have been the one to protect and guard him most the day.
I was always there for him when he needed me.
Now, I hope he has learned enough on his own… as I send him on his way alone.
I miss that time with my son.
Even though I’m so glad he’s learning and growing…
The realization and truth is, this is just the beginning of the growth.
Now he goes to school all day… and time tends to tick quicker.
I know deep down these years will press on… faster and faster everyday.
It is my first glimpse of watching my son grow and be independent… and yet, sad because I loved all of our time spent together.
So yes a little piece of my heart goes with my boy as he leaves for school, I miss being able to be there for him and watch over him,
And yet… he’s doing great and having fun.. I’m so glad he’s enjoying school.
It’s hard for us moms to experience big changes.
The emotions are raw and real.
These kids of ours, they are our world.
And we send them to school, to learn, grow, and achieve.
And one day, they will spread their wings, and fly so that they can create that positive change in the world.
If only they knew what a mamas heart goes through.
And still, we moms are grateful and thankful for their growth.
These children truly are the future.
And these moms will forever be their biggest fans.
4 thoughts on “It’s Not Easy to Send Your First Child to School All Day…”
Totally get it… the relationship is ever evolving and us Mom’s feel every change as loss… but think too that he is growing towards you in new ways… like ye’re being able to have more grown up conversations, the day he cooks you dinner, the night ye both watch and laugh out loud at same TV programme. Lots of good times to come for you two ❤
I love this perspective from you thank you!