My He(ART)-Full Life



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tara's first day at "school"

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children: One of these is roots, the other, wings.” – Hodding Carter







Today is Tara's first day at school! This all came about pretty suddenly; I have to go to physical therapy for my knee (runners knee plus well,  just...age!). I had been looking around at lots of childcare centers and was planning on doing a drop-off just 3x a week for 2 hours. But then I found a really great place that offers a strong educational component and has the very best staff (thanks Miss Monica!!). So just yesterday we made the decision to enroll her every day for a half day. She's only 16 months but...she is growing up! This is going to be a great opportunity for her to grow, learn and socialize with other children her age. I am so sad but so proud and happy too. I love witnessing her life unfold; it is a privilege I am ever grateful for. I am thankful that I can be there to hold her, hug her and guide her through all of this. So as I say goodbye to her this morning...I keep all of these things in my mind to heal the hurting in my heart. You will always be my baby, Princess Tara.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I'm sure she will have a wonderful time at "school." I hope all goes well with your physical therapy.

ArtPropelled said...

Oh my! A big step for you! It's all part of growing up. Happy first day at school Tara!

Kolleen said...

oh sweet baby Tara....what a doll!!

she will do GREAT mom!!! i know all too well what you are talking about as my youngest is already 7....the years sure do go quick. sometimes i don't know that she really needs me anymore because she is so independent!!

i hope you have quick recovery with your knee.

i am swooping in from flying lessons and saying "hi"!!

love your name...that is my cousins and i always thought it was SUCH A BEAUTIFUL name!!

xxoo
k

Kerri said...

good luck with the leg! big bummer. my computer for whatever won't load the pic so i can't see her this time. :(

Jacqueline said...

Dearesr Soraya, such a wonderful day!! Sweet Tara is soo adorable and i love love these photos of her going to school! She is such a doll! Thanks for making me smile with your sweet tara and thanks for sharing that wonderful quote! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

jacqueline
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bluemoonmama.com said...

I just love that photo of Tara with her little backpack. So sweetly babyish & grown up all at once. Adorable! You should be proud of how well you are handling this change. I just recently moved our baby from our bed (we were doing co-sleeping) to a bassinet beside the bed and I'm having separation issues!lol