DO THIS // MORNING TIME
When you go in your child's room this month, say, "Good morning! I see someone Mommy loves and Daddy loves and (name people who your child knows) and God loves! God loves you SO much!"
HOW TO BE OKAY WHEN YOUR
BABY GOES TO SCHOOL
By Sarah Anderson
I’ve never had my whole life flash before my eyes, but the morning we pulled up to the school for my oldest child’s first day of kindergarten, my son’s whole life flashed before my eyes. His baby fuzz and wrist rolls suddenly gave way to little boy knobs and angles. Just like that. Asher walked confidently and assuredly up the sidewalk and towards his classroom. I wrapped him in a hug, got my kiss, then he turned to face this new frontier, and it hit me. He was okay. More than okay. And I, well, I wasn’t.
Luckily, I dropped him off and got back to my car without melting into a puddle of tears. Part of that was due to the excess of tears already cried in expectation of this moment. But it was also because that day I started to realize how I handled this milestone didn’t just matter for me. It mattered for him. I started to see how I behave communicates what I believe is true about the world he’s heading into . . .
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