Tuesday went much better than expected. Logan’s first day of school was a huge success. It was such a different experience this time around. On Nathan’s first day he was a ball of nerves. Logan was very confident. That’s their personalities so nothing surprising there. Two years ago John was living in Miami and couldn’t be there to take Nathan. It was so nice to have him here this time. He also worked from home so he could spend the day with me. I truly appreciated that.
Walking through the halls to Logan’s class I had a lump in my throat. I almost lost it a few times but held it together. We got to his class, he gave me a big hug (prompted by his teacher) and off he went. My baby is such a big boy and completely ready to tackle school. I am so proud of the confident little person that he has become. Definitely takes after his daddy in that department.
The day was really weird for me. I felt like I was in a fog and just couldn’t wrap my brain around the fact that my last baby is now in school. And then it hit me. 5 years to the day we were bringing Logan home from the hospital. Talk about a reality check. Now instead of me being at his every beck and call he’s out in the world under his teacher’s care. Such a breathtaking realization.
I was so excited when it was time to get them from the bus stop. The bus was a little late and I was getting a little anxious. And then there it was and my baby ran off the bus with a big smile and a huge hug for me! At least that’s what I imagined in my mind. He actually ran off and gave his dad a big hug. He said that he loves school and was ready to go back to next day. My heart is full.
Change is not always easy. I am just glad that so far so good. I’m sure I will look back on this time one day and wonder why I was so nervous. Like a friend said to me, you just have to trust that you did the best job you could at instilling your values in your kids. And that’s exactly what I am going to do.