Emma starts kindergarten one week from today, and I have already been crying about it! I am just not ready for her to grow up. For the past 5 years Emma and I have done virtually everything together. I would take her to business meetings with me and she would just sit quietly. I would take her shopping or on trips (she loves to travel) or on lots and lots of play dates. I cannot imagine my days without her. Granted she is only going to half-day school, which equates to 3 hours each day, but I am having trouble imagining what I will do without her doing that time. I can't imagine not hearing her sweet voice singing or not having her help with the little things that are hard for me to do right now or just not snuggling with her watching cartoons.
I have some special things in mind for us this week so we can make the most of our time together. On the flip side, Emma is so excited that each day she asks me "how many days left?" She can't wait to put on her new school clothes, pack her special snack into her new backpack and go learn and play with the other kids. I'm thankful she is so excited! She is so eager to learn all the time that I know this will be an amazing experience for her. And I am trusting God to show me how to fill my time without my precious Emma.