Today was Hannah’s first day of Junior Kindergarten (JK) and she was so excited!! She woke up and happily called out, ‘Yay! School today!’
We headed to the school while Hannah chatted happily from her car seat and then walked confidently to the school while still holding Mommy’s hand. (OK, this was my idea. If she’d had her way she’d have happily skipped ahead all on her own!)Mommy on the other hand was having a tough time keeping it together. As we walked toward the school yard and waited for her to enter the kindergarten pen, I was close to tears and was continually biting the inside of my cheek.
Hannah? Still happy and excited although she did admit to being a bit nervous. Oh so understandable baby!
We made our way into the pen and met Hannah’s teacher. We’d found out who she was early in August and since then every single person we’ve met who is familiar with her said she was a wonderful teacher and how fortunate Hannah is to have her!
By this point it had warmed up a bit so she took her jacket off. I giggled as she walked up to her teacher and attempted to give her her jacket to hold. Ummm…nope. Sorry kiddo, you’re in JK and you get to care for your stuff. She popped it on her head and it was all good!
It was now time for the kids to head inside. She lined up with the others and this is what happened. She rocked it! She melted me with her, ‘I love you very much!’
And that was it. No tears….from either of us! I went in to the school and worked through a bit of the bus stuff for tomorrow and then mom and I went out for breakfast. Even though I didn’t anticipate a call I’m sure I checked my phone no less than 20 times as it sat on the table beside me!
When I picked her up she was in a great mood and shared this little dance with me. Oh how I love her carefree, happy, love life spirit!
Hannah’s first day of JK was a huge success even though I didn’t hear a lot about it. I know a few things but I’m confident with time more details will come out.
One really neat thing happened at the end of the day. A ‘God moment’ for us. As Hannah and I were watching the kids board their buses in prep for tomorrow, I began to chat with a lady whom I found out is the principal. She asked if Hannah was born in China and we confirmed that she was. She smiled and said, ‘My daughter is too and she just started Grade 7 today!’ Ms. B and I even used the same agency! What a blessing to have someone who will have a special place in her heart for my little girl and look out for her!
Tomorrow….first day on the school bus. *gulp!!*