Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Ashli goes to school... *tears*

Today was the day I have been dreading for 3.5 years. The first day of school! We knew it was time... she's been begging us to go to school since she could talk. We've always put it off. "She's too young." We'd tell ourselves. *sigh* Well, with Mason having to under-go so much therapy, and Ashli being pushed to the back on those days, we figured we owe it to her to get her into something that is JUST for ASHLI! So, on Tues. and Thurs. our precious girl will be attending pre-school, and on those days while she is away, Mason will have his therapies.

We woke up early today, had breakfast and got ourselves ready for Ashli's big day. She was SO excited to finally be 'big enough' to go to school! Ashli grabbed her brand new Thomas The Tank Engine (of course) pack-pack, and we were out the door. Of course, we had to pause in the front yard for 10 minutes while mommy took a bunch of pics... and Ashli did NOT cooperate at all. (of course). Then, we all packed into the car and off we went! Daddy walked Ashli into school as mommy trailed behind taking more photos. (Of course). We came to her room, signed her in and introduced her to her teachers and the other kids in her class. She melted right into the room like she'd been there all her life! Not so much as a single glance backward.... it was quite sad for me! She walked away, with no tears, no doubts, no fear. I (of course) walked away with all of the above. I missed her so while she was in school. But when I arrived to pick her up, the smile on her face was worth every tear I had shed. She had a BLAST at school today! She made artwork, she played, she made TWO new best friends! And, she is rehearsing for the Christmas Show, which she will have a part in, in two weeks! WOW! My little angel is growing up. *sniffle* I'm just SO not ready!





7 comments:

Anna Dogg said...

awww she looks so happy and pretty all ready for school ! You are a great mom Krissy and don't you forget it

sjtowers said...

ahhhhhh those are the sweetest pictures!!! Tori had her hair exactly like that on her first day of pre school!! how cute!! I am sure she LOVES it!!

Tracey said...

Awwwwwww- beautifully written Krissy, I am so glad she settled in so well, I know exactly how you feel, I was the one that cried when my babies first went to school, whilst they all skipped in happily, you prepared her well honey - be proud (((((HUGS)))))

Wendy said...

Awww you had me crying Krissy!! I'm so proud of Ashli, way to go!! But I can feel your pain Mom!! My turn is coming and I don't have a clue what I'll do without my little buddy...Like my Mother said just keep so darn busy you don't have time to think about it!! I loved the photos and can't wait to see you scrap them and journal...Both you and Helen are going to have to help me when Michael starts school, sigh!!

Helen Hancock said...

oh K ... I am so with you on this. And my boy has been going for a whole year. Will the ache inside ever go away? Why is it they do so well? We bring them up just right I suppose. I can't wait to see how you scrap this. Great photos....the sense of loss with them walking away is really powerful.

Lori Kelso said...

I'm so glad it was a great experience for her!! That picture of her from the back reminds me of DeenaW's daughter on her first day of school!

mosbarger said...

Awwww, these pictures are absolutely precious!!!! Yes, this girl has been ready since she was born!!! I'm so glad she's enjoying it. Sweet pictures!