Fast forward to the next century, and my own child started nursery school (but now we call it preschool). Jake started at Calvary Methodist when Sophia was one month old. The first few times I took him to school, my dad came over and stayed with Sophia.
|First day of 3 year old preschool. September 11, 2007|
But, slowly, I saw that the other kids seemed to like Jake. He seemed to like the other kids. He even appeared to have a "girlfriend."
And before I knew it, the first year of preschool was done. We tried to keep in touch. Four year old school started, and brought some new friends. We had to drive all the way to school to meet our neighbors.
Next week, Sophia will graduate from Calvary. I will again be saying good-bye to not only her friends, but mine. Some will transition to elementary school with Sophia, and some will not.
I just want to thank the preschool moms in both of my kids' classes for becoming my friends. The time we spent congregated in the hall waiting for the doors to open is priceless to me. The early friends my children have made with your children have formed such an integral part of who they are. Whether we're meeting for coffee, going to yoga, going to a concert, having a drink on the back deck or working a school event together. Whether we see each other throughout the year, or just keep in touch through Facebook. You will all be in my heart and thoughts. Thank you for being my friend during this most wonderful time.