Tomorrow is not just another day.
Tomorrow is the beginning of something amazing.
Something bigger than your little self can imagine.
Tomorrow you will take your first step
Into a new world.
One with new faces.
And scary unknowns.
I know you’re nervous.
Scared of the forest filled with trees so high
You cannot see the beautiful green leaves
Or even the light from the sky above.
I understand you are sad imagining
Feeling lonely and awkward
Amid the newness.
I’m sorry you are afraid that the thought of me,
While not with me
Will not bring you comfort, just make you sad.
I wish I could pack my arms
In your new floral backpack
So in those moments
You could wrap them around you.
But it’s up to You now.
I have given you all I could think of giving.
All the tools.
The strength and guidance
That I knew you’d need to catapult you forward.
I taught you how to be kind
To think of others and give hugs
When someone looks sad.
Daddy and I taught you to tell jokes
With the right timing
To make others laugh
When they may feel nervous.
I explained what it means
To feel confident
And to love yourself
So that others will be drawn to you
And want to love you too.
I gave you wings.
That have yet to open.
And now it’s up to you
To shake them out, fluff them up and spread them out.
Because I know,
As well as ANY mommy could know,
That you will soar.
You will take flight with ease
And fly high above that world
You’ve only just begun to discover.
I hope for you to enjoy this flight.
View it as an adventure.
One without right and wrong turns
But a path with new curves to discover each day.
Make yourself proud.
Before caring if I’M proud.
Know that you’ll stumble.
We all do.
But also know you’ll brush yourself off
And soar again.
I love you my sweet Hannah.
And may this first day of Kindergarten
Prove to you that you Can Do Anything.
No matter how nervous you are tonight.
Or may be in the future.