Finnian is officially a first grader. He's a kindergarten graduate, complete with a grad cap and a diploma! It's bittersweet for me. I'm excited for him to be moving onward and upward but sad to see him leave the safety and security of his class. He's been in that same room since he was 3 and his teacher was Sayer's teacher as well. Sayer was in the same room from the time he was 3 until he went to elementary school. That room, that school and those teachers have been instrumental in shaping my kids into who they are today.
Not only have they been amazing guiding forces in my kid's lives, they have allowed me to go to work every day and be okay with it. I get to nurture my creative side and build something for myself while they do amazing things at school. I never worried about them being cared for, nurtured or loved. I always knew they were safe and being challenged in ways that I could not have done myself. They come home and tell me the names of the sun's layers! They can tell you about all the organs in the human body and where the biggest waterfall is in the world. They have been in the loving hands of experts and, for that, words cannot express just how grateful I am.
So, to all of the amazing teachers who have watched over the two most precious things in my life, thank you. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart. I will never forget you or what you have given us.