Friday night I had my first cry over the fact that Lily will be in kindergarten in less than a year.
I know, I know, I have lots of time. And it will be great for her, and for us.
But it suddenly hit me that my big girl will be gone FIVE DAYS A WEEK, 8 AM - 3 PM, the whole dang year.
I am going to miss this kid so much it already hurts.
She is so genuinely kind. She wakes up and asks Chad and I how we slept, what our dreams were like. Whenever Chad gets home she says "Daddy! I love you, how was work today?" all un-prompted, just she genuinely cares.
She is so sweet to her sisters, is a great example to them on being so gentile and sweet to others.
She is so creative, the world is her canvas. Always drawing in dirt, or making designs with grass outside. When at the grocery store she opens the freezer doors and draws smiley faces all over the place along with her name, the second "L" is always backwards. If she's not playing ponies or making up a princess adventure, she is painting or making creations with play-do.
She is genuinely just a happy person. She lights up my life. She goes to bed at night and I am so excited to see her in the morning. She's asleep right now, snuggling up with a rubber snake and a couple barbies I am sure. I can't wait to sneak in and snuggle with her for a few minutes and smell her sweet smell and brush her wispy little hair.
Knowing that in a matter of months, she will be moved on to a next big stage in her life (and mine!) has changed my mindset a little bit, actually a lot. I am much more patient, I don't stress about a messy house as much, cause I know I need to get some good play time, create time, reading time, painting time, and snuggling time in while I can, whenever I want. Cause soon I will only get her after 3 until bed time (insert me getting all choked up again).
Now if you will excuse me, I have a big almost kindergartener to go snuggle.