My oldest boy started Kindergarten last month. On his first day of school, I walked him down to the bus stop and fought back tears as I watched him get on the bus and drive away from me into the big world. He looked so handsome and so grown up, and he was so excited to be going on the school bus and to be going to Kindergarten. But when I look at him I can’t help seeing my innocent little boy and wanting to hug him tightly to me and never let him go. He is so precious to me! I want to protect him from anything bad ever happening to him, but I know I can’t do that. The best I can do is prepare him for those bad things by shielding him with love and a knowledge of who he really is. I love my boy!
When he got off the bus at the end of the day, he ran over to me with a huge grin on his face and a hat he had made in class and shouted, “School is cool!” I pray that he continues to love school as much as he does now for the next 13+ years.