I never thought I'd be one of those moms. The ones who cry when they drop their kids off to school. I never thought I would get choked up walking them into their classrooms or look at their teachers with envy.
Our Ultimate Super Mega Summer Part 3 came to a close and the school year started. One of our best summers ever, we lounged, we laughed, and we went on adventures.
Sweet AK, as I leaned in to kiss you goodbye, I had a momentary flashback to when you were a tiny baby and I swear we spent most of that first year in doctor's offices. You have overcome so much and it's nothing short of miraculous that you are in second grade. You were excited but nervous to go to school. You will have the same teacher and class as last year for part of the day, this is reassuring to you, as you crave routine. You are going to have a great year at school and this will be the year that you master reading. Your whole world is about to open up. I hope you hear my voice in your head as you go about your school day telling you, "AK, you can do this."