Monday, August 27, 2012

Another One Bites the Dust

She started school this morning,
And she seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside her
In the Kindergarten hall.

And as she took her place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw her as
She first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When she began to talk.

This little girl so much absorbed
In learning how to write.
It seems as though she must have grown
To girlhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred by hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine
I mar her first big day

Oh how I longed to stay with her
And keep her by the hand
To lead her through the places
That she couldn't understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew she would no longer be
A baby by my side.

But she must have her chance to live,
To work her problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little girl
With friends and work and play;
She's not a baby anymore --
She's in Kindergarten today.
-author unknown

Oh the wonder...

I wonder what she is doing?
I wonder if she is making friends?

I wonder if she remembers her manners?
I wonder if she misses her Momma?
I wonder if she knows I miss her?
I wonder if she will keep her fingers out of her mouth?
I wonder if she will keep her hands to herself?
I wonder if she will have enough lunch to eat?
I wonder who will read to her the note I tucked inside her lunchbox?
I wonder what she will do all day without me?
I wonder what I will do with my little sidekick at kindergarten all day? 
I wonder did I feel this tug when Little Man and Big Sister went to school?
I wonder...

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