Well I can’t believe my first born is going to school this fall! I never thought this day would come. I know people tell me how they grow up fast but today it really hit me. We were invited to a Kindergarten Tea at the school she will be attending in the fall. The school she’s going to is the same school I went to as a little girl.

Walking up to her new school we ran into a friend from Pre-K and watching Bridget walk and run with her friend was so precious. A flood of emotions came over me once we walked through the doors. I was both excited and scared for her, will she have fun but also be safe. Even though she’s attending the same school I did, my mom never had to worry about my safety like how parents have to these days. Another fear I have for her is will she thrive in school or have learning difficulties like I did.

I had trouble reading and understanding what I was learning at a young age. Not until I got into 5th grade a teacher noticed I was behind so I was tested for a learning disability and had dyslexia. After my mom and I found out she did everything she could to help me succeed. So I do worry if Bridget will go through the same struggles as I did or I hope knowing about learning disability’s I can look out for the signs and catch it early. Will I also have the strength like my mom did.

I pray for the first year of school is she will enjoy it. Enjoy being a kid, running and playing with her friends she will make, and to learn everything and anything she can. I hope I don’t get emotional on her first day but we will see what happens. Do you have any kids starting this coming fall? Are you also a little worried for their safety?

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