The kids are in bed trying to fall asleep for the first day of school tomorrow. It will be a bittersweet day for me. My son has moved to Salt Lake to be with his dad through high school. I have never missed his first day of school until now. But I have to reflect on the fact that I am still here to talk to him at the end of the day.
Dakota will be starting high school and driver's education (watch out!). I have been part of his life since he was 18 months old and now he can start driving, working toward graduating, working and even dating! It has gone by so fast but I am so thankful to be part of it.
Lastly but most certainly not least is our "baby girl". She will be starting in the gifted and talent second grade. We are so proud of our smart cookie - actually all of the kids are very smart. I think of how there was a time almost three years ago that I didn't know if I would here to send her off to kindergarten. I have been blessed to be able to take her to her classroom on the first day of school. It is always difficult to send them off but I will do whatever it takes to make sure I am there every first day of school and on graduation day. Cancer will not take that from me!!!