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.


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!!


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!


Anonymous 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