Now the hard part...The hard part was dropping my baby off for his first day of SK. You see, there's this funny this that happens with child number two. You get the pleasure of having them all by themselves when they are actually people and not newborn blobs. Cooper and I are buddies, he says that I'm his best friend. Now I don't have a buddy to hang out with all day. This is a new season of my life. For seven years I have thought of myself as a stay at home mom who works a couple of days a week. Now I'm a mom of school aged kids, who works more. I should be thrilled with my days off. Days where I can run errands, and get things done at home, and mark papers without interruption should feel luxurious. This morning the van and the house felt eerily empty. This morning my heart felt a little empty.
I have learned so much by being Cooper's mom. He is an example of so many wonderful characteristics. I like who he is, I am proud of his character, I am lucky to have him in my life.
Cooper is determined. Want to see a no quit attitude...Spend a day with Cooper. Cooper knows what he wants, and he knows how to stick with things.
Cooper is brave. He has conquered significantly difficult things in his young life. He knows that he is capable, he knows that he can persevere, and he knows that he can overcome. The last little while he kept telling us that he was excited for school "but a little nervous." I put my arm around him to say good bye and tell him I loved him...My voice cracking, and tears stinging my eyes. He took a deep breath, and off he went. He can do things that are hard for him, he is able to overcome and cope with his own anxiety.
May you always know the truth, and see the light surrounding you.
May you always be courageous, stand upright, and be strong.