August 15, 2011

first day

well it has been so long
i almost forgot my password to my blog

really...I did

and I miss blogging

and checking in on my blog friends

I've been a bad one back to you all this summer
but it really has been a great summer
with my focus going into family and business

 i was so inspired today by my little girl going to kindergarten
it may have just given me what i needed to start writing on the blog again:)


today was Madison's first day of kindergarten
and Hayley and I struggled during the day and in the morning

but Hayley and I stuck together for Madison
missed her
but had a great day ourselves:)

i had to drop some more paperwork at her school today
and we caught a quick glimpse of madison at lunch time

she was laughing and smiling...
just what I wanted to see

 Hayley and i walked out of her school
and she turns to me and says

"but mama...I just wanted to give her a hug'
I replied

"I too"
as we both had a little cry back to the car again

then i had to make her smile for both of our sake:)

As Madison came home
Hayley gave her sis a big hug that melted my heart
Hayley said to Madison
"I really wanted to give you a hug today"
it just melted me

{waiting at the bus stop down the street}

I'm a proud mama today
of both of my little girls

Madison's kindergarten teacher sent home this lovely poem
I thought I'd share with you all
it brought tears all over again
but so true

First Day of School
Author Unknown

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.


Laurie said...

LOVE the poem!! Now I'm wondering if it'll be more difficult when we send our babies. What do you think? For me, I'll know that it's the last time I'll send a kiddo to kindergarten, so maybe I'll be even more sad, who knows. Thanks for sharing M's big day with us. Hope she had a GREAT time!

Tish said...

I don't even have little ones and I cried reading that darn poem!

Are the teachers in a contest to see who can make the most women cry? lol

Good post Martha ♥

Shannon said...

That poem is so sweet!
Your girls looks so much older, they are beautiful :)
Hope the 1st week went well for you girls.

LuLu & Co. said...

Gulp!!!! I always cry over poems about my kiddos! So nice to see you back! Hope your summer was everything and more, here's wishing your sweet girl a fabulous school year!!!

Angela Harris said...

I miss blogging too! and you as well! It's so good to see you. I'm working at Michaels again and have seen so many of our mops moms. Best wishes for you. Hope you are well. The photos are darling!

Jacki said...

hi martha! how the heck are ya? maybe blogging has come to an end for you? just wanted to say I peeked here, and am wondering how you are....?? hope to hear from you, and i am sure life just takes different turns sometimes. take care!

jules said...

What a touching story of your precious girls.

And that poem....that really got me.

Laurie said...

Okay, friend, time for an update... how is kindergarten going? How is everything else going? What are your fall projects? Let's hear it, sister!! :)