Monday, July 25, 2011

A Letter to My Elizabeth:

What happened to the last five years?
I do remember holding you for the first time for forever not wanting to let you go.
I  remember early morning feedings and lullabies.
I remember you rolling on the floor as fast as you could before you could crawl.
I remember teaching you how to walk while holding my hand.
I remember dressing you up and doing your hair like you were my little dolly.
I remember your first words were "daddy" and "mom."
I remember so many things but time just passes by so quickly. 

Today you start Kindergarten.  We have not been apart this long.  I do not know what I am going to do with myself.  Katie will be sad because there will be no one to play dress up, Polly Pockets, and Barbies with during the day.  I am going to have to fill in for you during the day.  I make a promise not to take away any toys Katie is playing with so that I can be a good example.  I know you still need to work on that.  I will miss your songs that you make up while waiting for me to make you lunch.  I will miss your stories and make believe fantasies that you invent in your beautiful little mind.  I will only see you for a few hours in the morning and in the afternoon during the week and this makes me sad.  I know you are embarking on a new adventure.  I look forward to doing homework with you and hearing about your day.  Don't worry!  I signed up to be your Art Masterpiece teacher and a room parent so I will still be able to see you at school.  You will probably wave good-bye to me with a huge smile on your face tomorrow.  I promise to do the same.  I will only cry when you can't see me.  I love you so much my wonderful daughter.  I hope you have a fun first day of school.  I will see you as soon as you are dismissed and greet you with a huge hug and kiss.



Briann said...

your kids are getting to be so big! What a cute little girl who looks just like her Mom!

Tiffanyrose said...

Too big TOO fast :(

Tammy said...

I can't believe she's starting kindergarten. This made me cry.

cass said...

Way to go Caroline,I was excited about Kimber starting school but after reading that I'm a little sad. I'm sure ill get over it soon though when I'm out to lunch kid free Haha! Lizzie is a cutie!!

Jess ♥'s Joel said...

No way these girls are starting kindergarten! I am so sad. Carlie STILL asks about Lizzie all the time. I wish I would've been better about getting them together. What a sweet post.