I am a church primary teacher for quite a few of the kids that started school with Haven. One beautiful, bright, timid, girl, in my class expressed the most honest, profound concern, to my question. "What are some of the things you are worrying about when you start school? She said "I'm worried that the other kids will think I'm ugly and poke me in the eye." My mouth hung open for a second when she finished her sentance. I'd never said it out loud or even really recognized previous to her innocent response, that...in fact, I still sometimes feel that way, when I have to meet a bunch of new people. How crazy is that? Welcome to the world of girl self esteem, Honey. May you never listen to that little voice inside your head that wonders if everyone might think your ugly and perhaps poke you in the eyeball! AMEN.
September 6, 2008
I distinctly remember one hot, Hawaiian afternoon, holding a very clingy baby, that would cry if I tried to set her down, even to use the facilities, if you know what I'm sayin'. I ran the vacuum, the faucet, swung her and watched ridiculous amounts of Baby Einstein's, Baby Neptune. I was the center of the universe for this baby girl, and I honestly wondered how she would ever survive in school without me, for 2 or 3 hours a day. Fast forward 5 years, and off she skipped to her classroom without even looking back at Nick and I hovering over the sidewalk. Tears welled up in my eyes and I was thinking...."How am I going to survive these 2 or 3 hours everyday?" Someone tell me where the time goes? I still feel like a young, brand new mother, but with 3 little ones under my belt and a certified kindergartner no less... I'm not looking the part of a rookie Mom.
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