Thursday, August 19, 2010

the bucket brigade

yesterday i was strong.
yesterday i "eye-rolled" the idea of being emotional over this whole kindergarten "thing."
yesterday i equated "going to kindergarten" like sending her off on yet another year of preschool.
yesterday i didn't see the levity of this milestone.

today i packed her first lunch.
and i went way beyond misty.
this milestone, this moment in all its grandness at the threshold of my door.
my "someday"
my "tomorrow"
my "baby"

who knew a pb&j could do that to a grown woman.
it did.
and it really surprised me.

how great is a mother's love.
how lovely the moments are when we relish these milestones.
how lucky i am to be part of this moment.
this grandness.
this threshold.

waiting for the bus.
{she did turn around and smile...melted me.}

yes, i stalked the bus to school.

saying hi to friends.

((letting go))

((and holding on))
Welcome Home sissy from your first REAL day!!

i am joni lane and i went way beyond misty-ness


  1. oh my goodness, she rode the bus!! She's so big :) My mom did the same thing the first time I rode the bus, for a few days lol! I always thought it was so silly until I had my own babies and I now know that there is no way I could even let my soon to be 2nd grader get on the bus by himself without crying :)
    Isn't it such a crazy feeling, that mixture of extreme pride and the sadness of our babies growing up?
    These pictures made me smile, happy first day Maci!

  2. Oh Joni... You made me misty eyed... and my husband is laughing at me...

  3. I found you over at Nie's show and tell. I thought that you might enjoy a project that I have going on over at my Blog. Every Tuesday I host The Happiness Project. You simply post a photo of something that makes you happy and then link up.

    I'm trying to take over the Blogosphere with happiness. Here is a link to this week's post if you want to see what it's all about.