"A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart."
– Kathleen Grove

My First Week as a Kindergartner’s Mom

POSTED: August 28th, 2010 BY: Kimberly

“I want to hold both of your hands,” Julianna exclaimed as Jason and I walked her through the doors of her new school. It was a rite of passage for all three of us, and she could feel it.

Excitement filled the air. As we entered her classroom, camaraderie met us. Each of her classmates also had both parents there, hovering, smiling, and sighing. After a few moments of picture taking, the principal sweetly escorted all the parents to a “Boo-Hoo Breakfast.” The social gathering was a very polite attempt to remove us from the classroom and forestall our tears.

After school, Julianna kept us spellbound as she raved about the events of the day. She loved it! When I asked her about her lunch and if she ate it, she said (and I quote), “Well, Momma, I ate a little bit, but really this was my only time to make new friends. We had been learning so much all day that I decided to use this time to introduce myself to people. I made a new friend, Berlynn. “ Jason looked over at me and whispered, “That would be your child.”

I asked Julianna why she chose Berlynn. She smiled and said, “She had a pretty face (my heart sank for a moment) and I watched the way she acted and she looked like she might have a good heart.” Whew, my first five years with her were not in vain.

Every day is a new adventure. We’ve laughed as Julianna told how funny it was when Mrs. Bailey tried to teach with the hiccups, and we’ve prayed for the kids who had gotten in trouble. Each day when we drop her off, we pray that she will be a little ambassador for Him. I think I’m going to like my new job as a kindergartner’s mom. I’m learning a lot.

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