Dearest Parker, I am sitting here writing this on the eve's eve of Kindergarten. Tomorrow is Kindergarten orientation. You will meet your teacher and your new friends/classmates. You are so excited. When we went a couple weeks ago to go school supply shopping you were excited to get everything on the list and helped me shop. Just me and you. We went out to lunch at your favorite place: Chinese! You looked at me and said "Mommy, this is the best day ever." And I beamed. You're a little sad that your closest friend from PreK -- Tanner-- won't be in your class but I assured you that you'd make new friends.
I'd be lying if I said that I was as excited as you are. I know you'll do great in Kindergarten and that you are so ready... but Mommy is a little sad. Carter will definitely miss his big brother when you're gone away at school. I feel like it's super scary to let you go out into the world. It is here that you will start to meet some real challenges and you have to learn how to overcome them.
Parker, I can promise you that you're not alone. I am and will always be here for you. I look forward to hearing stories, seeing projects, and getting hugs and kisses when you get home.
I can't believe how fast you are growing up. There are so.many.times. (with you and your brothers and especially when you are all together) where I sincerely want to stop time. Just for a moment... so I can savor the moment., so I can remember every single face you make and all the cute things you say.
Parker, I am so.incredibly.proud.of.you.
I am looking forward to seeing you grow even more this year.