As I was tucking Alexis into bed I did the usual read a story and end with singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". Something that I have done since she was born. Mainly because this is the only song that I can ever remember and it seems so soothing. This time it was different. I made it to the second verse and as I was rubbing her back I got choked up. Realizing that it seems so recent that she was a baby and the thought of sending her off to school hadn't even crossed my mind. I am an emotional person. I am completely aware of that. I would cry when the kids out grew their 0-3 month clothes and then again their 3-6 month. It kept happening. I can't stop them from growing. I want to make their life perfect and I don't want them to ever experience heartache or pain. I had a hard time sleeping and I woke up very nervous. Alexis woke up crying that she did not want to go to school. Actually she said she wasn't going! I was pretty bummed because I felt let down that my prayers weren't answered and we weren't feeling that sense of calmness and peace I needed.
With a few of these and more prayers, something clicked and she was a different girl.
She found her good friend right away and I could feel her tension release and joy return. Thank God!
There were NO TEARS!!!
Come back tomorrow to see how Wyatt's first day of preschool goes...